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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
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    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
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    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?
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    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

Featured Articles & Reviews

  • Anatomy of the Second Floor Lunchroom Encounter (excerpts)
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    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.

    Written on Friday, 14 April 2017 21:09
  • Carmine Savastano, Two Princes and a King
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    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.

    Written on Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:20
  • Max Holland and Donald Carpenter vs. Jim Garrison and the ARRB
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    carpenter leader2The 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.

    Written on Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:49
  • Alexandra Zapruder, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film (Part 2)
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    Alexandra Zapruder, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film (Part 2)

    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.

    Written on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:24

From The Archives

Coming Soon ...

  • JFK at 100, a feature in honor of the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth, May 29, 1917.
  • Gary Aguilar reviews a new book about what the Dallas doctors saw at the Parkland ER while trying to save President Kennedy.
  • Seamus Coogan on Allen Dulles, a comparison of David Talbot with books by James Srodes and Stephen Kinzer.
  • Seamus Coogan has his take on Philip Nelson’s book, LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination.
  • Jim DiEugenio on Peter Scott’s new anthology on the JFK case.
  • How bad was Dick Nixon? Jim DiEugenio on JFK vs RMN on Vietnam.
  • Part 2 of  Vasilios Vazakas: Creating the Oswald legend.
  • Arnaldo Fernandez reviews History Channel's "JFK Declassifed: Tracking Oswald".

Upcoming Appearances

  • Jim DiEugenio is a semi-regular guest on Len Osanic's BlackOp Radio telecast on Thursday nights.

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