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
Welcome to Kennedys And King
In honor of the centennial of his birth (May 29, 1917), Kennedys and King will present JFK at 100, a four-part slideshow and afterword, written by author James DiEugenio, featuring highlights from the life and political career of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Watch the trailer.
Special Feature: Edward J. Epstein
- Focus on the Media: Edward J. Epstein Read more...
Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of Edward J. Epstein, who has recently come under attack for his concoctions concerning Edward Snowden – all too familiar to students of the JFK assassination in the way they echo his equally questionable construction of Oswald as Soviet agent.
- The Abstract Reality of Edward Epstein Read more...
As I have written elsewhere, we will never really know the complete extent of Garrison’s files, because so many of them were lost, stolen or incinerated by his successor, the disastrous Harry Connick. But what did survive reduces Epstein’s weird world to rubble, concludes Jim DiEugenio.
- Edward Epstein: Warren Commission Critic? Read more...
Jim DiEugenio looks closely at the record of one of the earliest critics, Edward Epstein, and questions whether he was ever a critic at all. Epstein's later work showed him to be little more than a wonk for the establishment. So how good was his first book, Inquest? DiEugenio answers that and other questions about Epstein, and talks about Epstein's work with the CIA and notably, James Angleton.
Antonio Veciana: Two Reviews
- Antonio Veciana, with Carlos Harrison, Trained to Kill (1) Written by Joseph E. Green
An "incredibly improbable memoir ..., and the most incredible thing is how much of the story is demonstrably true", remarks Joseph Green, who further observes that "the author adopts a straightforward prose style and appears to be doing his best to give the truth as he sees it. For that he deserves some kudos".
- Antonio Veciana, with Carlos Harrison, Trained to Kill (2) Written by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
What the Bishop-Veciana-Oswald connection may actually have involved could be hidden among the 1,100 long-suppressed CIA records related to the JFK assassination, including four of Phillips’ operational files and Veciana’s routing and record sheet, conjectures Prof. Fernandez.
Featured Articles & Reviews
- Anatomy of the Second Floor Lunchroom Encounter (excerpts) Written by Bart Kamp
Two excerpts from 2016 Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award recipient Bart Kamp's compendious review of the evidence and testimony arguing against the official story that Roy Truly and Marrion Baker encountered Oswald in the 2nd floor lunchroom.
- Carmine Savastano, Two Princes and a King
Continuing in the direction marked out by The Assassinations (2003), this book is the latest contribution toward an interpretation of the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK not as isolated incidents but as related to each other. Savastano has designed the book as something of a primer, a way of getting the lay person interested in all three of these momentous murders, writes Jim DiEugenio.
- Max Holland and Donald Carpenter vs. Jim Garrison and the ARRB
The most inadvertently humorous part of Carpenter’s pathetic essay comes at the end. There he praises Oliver Stone for helping create the declassification process of the ARRB. Why is that funny? It's funny because this essay does not use any of those ARRB declassified documents it credits Stone for releasing, quips Jim DiEugenio.
- Alexandra Zapruder, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film (Part 2) Written by Jeff Carter
In the second installment of this book review/essay, Jeff Carter focuses on questions of authenticity, alteration, and the NPIC analyses which occurred over the week-end of the assassination but which the CIA later tried to deflect and all but make disappear from the record.