Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:15

More on the Congo from Susan Williams

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in World War II, by Susan Williams

Reviewed by Dan Alcorn, At: AARC

Published in News Items

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.

Published in General

Bridge of Spies is a well-made film.  I just wish it had dispensed with a lot of the dramatic license, which I do not think was really necessary. It would also be nice to see these two men do something a little gutsy concerning American history, opines Jim DiEugenio.

Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:56

Obama to visit Cuba in March

by Alan Gomez and Gregory Korte

At:  USA Today

Published in News Items
Monday, 15 February 2016 15:22

Hillary Clinton vs JFK: An Addendum

Jim DiEugenio praises economist Jeffrey Sachs for his criticism of Clinton's foreign policy views, and elucidates even further just how different a view of United States – Middle Eastern relations John Kennedy held, a difference which is highly revealing for the state of affairs we find ourselves in today.

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.

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