Robert Kennedy’s death, like the President’s, was mourned as an extension of the evils of senseless violence; events moved on, and the profound alterations that these deaths … brought in the equation of power in America was perceived as random …. What is odd is not that some people thought it was all random, but that so many intelligent people refused to believe that it might be anything else. Nothing can measure more graphically how limited was the general understanding of what is possible in America.
~Congressman Allard Lowenstein
The Ten Top Articles of 2017
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 3
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald
- The Three Failed Plots to Kill JFK: The Historians' Guide on how to Research his Assassination – with an addendum Written by Paul Bleau
- The Deceptions and Disguises of Noam Chomsky
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 2
- The 2016 Election, Historical Amnesia and Deep Politics Written by Alex Sill
- Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War: Part One
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 4
Featured Articles & Reviews
- The Enemy Within: The Rise and Fall of the Alliance for Progress Written by Michael Le Flem
One of the lesser appreciated programs instituted by President Kennedy, the Alliance for Progress, intended as a way of freeing Latin America from the yoke of U.S. and European entrepreneurial exploitation, encouraging its economic independence and broadening political participation and self-determination, like nearly all of his foreign policy strategies, met with hostility at home and was reversed subsequent to his assassination, as author Michael Le Flem discusses.
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 7
Arnaldo Fernandez returns to wrap up his review of this miserable History Channel series with a searing look at the seventh episode, which adds insult to injury by pretending to be an update in response to the October 26, 2017 “final declassification” of JFK records.
- Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Mythologize the Washington Post Written by Kennedys&King
As a corrective to yet another tendentious Hanks-Spielberg historical rewrite, Jim DiEugenio provides a review of past work which puts The Washington Post in a more accurate perspective.
- Max Holland Says Enough!
Jim DiEugenio responds to Max Holland's preposterous lament that the MSM was guilty of much ado about nothing by spending an unwarranted two weeks covering the recent NARA releases of JFK documents.
- John R. Bohrer, The Revolution of Robert Kennedy
The best volume on Robert Kennedy I have read since Arthur Schlesinger’s two volume set in 1978. If you want to know about Bobby Kennedy’s life, the Schlesinger book is your choice. But if you want to know who RFK was in his last years, this is the book to read. No politician I know of ever did or said these kinds of things at home and abroad, writes Jim DiEugenio.