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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 13:34

Warren Hinckle and the Glory that was Ramparts

Author James DiEugenio looks back at Warren Hinckle's career and discusses the uniqueness and importance of Ramparts.

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Presentation by Jim DiEugenio of an excerpt from Greg Poulgrain's book on the Indonesia coup.

Jim DiEugenio's ongoing investigation of Kennedy foreign policy continues here by emphasizing the importance of JFK's collaboration with Dag Hammarskjold in both Congo and Indonesia.

Jim DiEugenio calls this book "a provocative revisionist history of why the epochal coup in Indonesia happened as it did in 1965 ... [and which] has enlightened us on the crucial figures of Allen Dulles, Sukarno, Dag Hammarskjold and John Kennedy, how they played with and against each other and how this nexus led to a horrible tragedy."

 

Saturday, 18 June 2016 20:28

The Incubus of Intervention – Chapter 2

An excerpt from Greg Poulgrain's book on United States policy toward Indonesia, reprinted here with the kind permission of the author.

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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.

Slideshows for three presentations on JFK's foreign policy given in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

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.

Jim DiEugenio presents in five parts why, 50 years on, the Warren Report can no longer be taken seriously.

Taken as a whole, this is a valuable book. When coupled with Muehlenbeck's Betting on the Africans, much needed light has now been cast over the specifics of Kennedy's dealings with the Third World: how these broke with the past, and how LBJ and Nixon then returned them to their previous state, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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