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Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:42

CounterPunch Whiffs Again!

Jim DiEugenio shows how distorted the lens is that CounterPunch writer David Schultz looks through to reach his own interpretation of the lesson of Vietnam that the U.S. should have applied to Afghanistan. The only lesson we learn from history is indeed that we learn nothing from it, if we rely on discredited sources like Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest.

Published in General
Sunday, 11 July 2021 22:00

Jonathan Chait meets Michael Kazin

Jonathan Chait joins Michael Kazin in publishing another non sequitur hit-piece on the JFK presidency in the mainstream media, so Jim DiEugenio, once again, continues his yeoman's work of setting the record straight by sharing the undisputable facts of the JFK presidency and exposing the shoddy research and poor analysis of the mainstream media.

Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:00

John Newman’s JFK and Vietnam, 2017 version

While working on Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary, Jim DiEugenio consulted the 2nd edition of John Newman’s ground-breaking book, JFK and Vietnam, and now takes the opportunity to review the development of Newman’s important thesis and the innovation and impact of this substantial research in dispelling the myth that LBJ did not alter Kennedy’s policy in Vietnam.

Saturday, 01 May 2021 19:00

Why the Vietnam War? by Michael Swanson

With an eye toward the Indochina machinations inherited by President John F. Kennedy, Jim DiEugenio reviews the new book Why the Vietnam War? by Michael Swanson, who foreshadows the fact that Kennedy was trapped by his own advisors and how his removal would lead to an epic tragedy.

Published in General
Friday, 15 January 2021 21:30

Neil Sheehan: In Retrospect

Jim DiEugenio reviews this Establishment-honored journalist's career, stating: “If our readers are looking for an adulatory or commemorative eulogy of Sheehan, they should go over to the NY Times. It won’t be found here.”

Published in Obituaries
Saturday, 30 May 2020 18:06

Laurene Jobs and The Atlantic Go All In

Michael Le Flem and Jim DiEugenio observe how The Atlantic Monthly has become a part of the oligarchical problem in trying to conceal what has happened to the Democratic Party behind a smoke screen of “pernicious conspiracy thinking,” which has now become part and parcel of the Democratic party’s legacy.

Published in General
Saturday, 02 May 2020 20:02

Counterpunch, JFK , and Vietnam

Jim DiEugenio once again responds to the incomplete and inaccurate history of Vietnam, and of JFK's role, presented by Counterpunch, noting that if, as the article claims, most American leaders did not understand what the war was really about, Kennedy did: that was why he was getting out.


Wednesday, 04 March 2020 19:16

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Chris Matthews

Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of Chris Matthews upon his resignation from MSNBC, asserting, “I cannot help but wonder who will replace him, and if that person will be any kind of an improvement. I would think he or she could not be much worse.”

Published in General
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 05:50

Was the TFX Case a Scandal?

Jim DiEugenio revisits the TFX affair, in light of current research, and gets to the bottom of the smear campaign led by Henry Jackson and others against the procurement reforms being instituted by Robert McNamara and JFK.

Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:39

Thomas D. Herman Smooches Halberstam and Sheehan

Jim DiEugenio critiques Thomas Herman's recent Boston Globe editorial for its ignorance of contemporary research and perpetuation of false narratives concerning JFK and Vietnam.

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