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
From the Editor's Desk
Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
get hammered for their version of the Vietnam War
- “America’s Amnesia,” by Thomas A. Bass (MekongReview)
- “The Tragic Failure of Ken Burns,’ ‘The Vietnam War,’” by Christopher Koch (Counterpunch)
- “The Killing of History,” by John Pilger (Consortiumnews)
- “JFK Had Ordered Full Withdrawal from Vietnam: Solid Evidence,” by James K. Galbraith (WhoWhatWhy)
We will be adding more insightful reviews from other sources as they appear.
Featured Articles & Reviews
- Eugene Dinkin: The Saga of an Unsung Hero Written by Ronald Redmon
Ronald Redmon recounts the story of this Army private who predicted the assassination of JFK well before it happened, but whose reports were ignored by both the authorities in advance of November 22, and by the government investigators thereafter.
- Bill Davy at the VMI Seminar Written by William Davy
The following is a transcript of the talk Bill presented for the seminar held at the Virginia Military Institute on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
- Jim DiEugenio at the VMI Seminar Written by James DiEugenio
The following is the transcript of a talk Jim gave via remote connection for the seminar held at the Virginia Military Institute on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
- How The Atlantic Monthly and Kurt Andersen Went Haywire Written by James DiEugenio
Jim DiEugenio offers a blistering critique of the cover essay for the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, which proposes––yet again––that the widespread belief in conspiracies, with its supposed origin in the Sixties, accounts for how US cultural and political life has become unhinged.