by Gordon Correra

At:  BBC News

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If the reader is interested in knowledge about the inner workings of the radical right back in the fifties or sixties, then this is a useful book. But as far as relating that group to the murder of JFK, it is simply a dud. And a pretentious, bombastic, overlong and tedious dud at that. In this reviewer’s opinion, it is the worst book on the JFK case since Ultimate Sacrifice, concludes Jim DiEugenio.

 

Where Angels Tread LightlyWhat the author is doing has three layers.  First, he is giving us a history of the Castro revolution.  At the same time he is showing how the USA reacted to that epochal turnover, stage by stage in its evolution. Third, he is tracing certain people and movements who will return to the stage in 1963, after Kennedy changes policy, and begins a détente attempt with Cuba.  Other authors have tried this before, but never on this scale or with this intricacy, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 22:19

David Talbot, The Devil’s Chessboard

A major achievement, its stark excavation of the evil [Allen Dulles] represented surpassing Kai Bird's biography of John McCloy, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 21:33

Shenon and the CIA’s Benign Cover-Up

Arnaldo follows up his original critique of Shenon's book with a reply to the article published in Politico on October 6, 2015.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:43

The White House Kill List

The Assassination Complex

By Jeremy Scahill, At: The Drone Papers

Published in News Items
Saturday, 03 October 2015 22:25

Rory Kennedy, Last Days in Vietnam

A well wrought, smaller piece of chamber music, telling the story of how part of the Vietnam nightmare was constructed and the efforts of those who did what they could to try and correct it, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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