National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 494

Edited by Peter Kornbluh and Justin Anstett, At:  The National Security Archive

Published in News Items
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:44

JFK: A President Betrayed

This film is much worth seeing. And it deserved a much larger platform than it got last year. Right now, it's the best screen depiction of Kennedy's foreign policy that I know of, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Friday, 22 August 2014 16:46

Michael Swanson, The War State

A valuable Big Picture book, one with many new sources for study, which bring in much fascinating information. The light [Swanson] sheds on men like Nitze and Acheson show just what hollow clowns the so-called Wise Men of the media really were. [The book] also demonstrates just how powerful and dangerous the Military Industrial Complex has become. By showing Kennedy's opposition to it, he may have also shown why Kennedy was killed, concludes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 21 July 2014 16:16

Jeff Greenfield, If Kennedy Lived

The once progressive co-author of A Populist Manifesto with this book has written the worst kind of alternative history, one seriously colored by the view from the present, and more specifically, of those who won and those who lost, with a decided bias in favor of those who won, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 23:11

CIA and the Bay of Pigs

A Federal appeals court says the CIA doesn't have to reveal information about the Bay of Pigs.

by Josh Gerstein, At: Politico

Published in News Items

John Kelin reports on the letter Antonio Veciana wrote to Marie Fonzi on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, confirming the identification of Phillips with the alias Maurice Bishop.

Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:07

In Search of a JFK Second Shooter

Arnaldo Fernandez takes a (skeptical) look at the Herminio Diaz story.

Self-promotion by adopting the right talking points characterizes the work of people like Sabato, eager to become televised mouthpieces of establishment propaganda in an age of dying empire, writes Mike Swanson.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 22:16

Philip Shenon, A Cruel and Shocking Act

If one wants to read the real story behind what happened inside the Warren Commission, read Inquest or Breach of Trust, not this book, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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