By Adam Bernstein, At: The Washington Post
Extralegal assassinations, unwarranted domestic surveillance, interventionist wars at the behest of corporate interests, torture or other activities of that stripe – these all have their roots in the Dulles era in which covert, corporate power developed into a well-oiled and unaccountable machine running roughshod. These dark forces have continued to operate regardless of who is elected president; and the refusal to face them has caused the Democratic Party to lose its way, writes Alex Sill.
After reading [this book], I was able to understand what this was all about—at least in a fundamental way. Also, my respect for President John F. Kennedy, which was already estimable, increased a bit more, writes Jim DiEugenio.
A rare interview with Mort Sahl about his experiences in New Orleans and his thoughts on the JFK case.
The Democratic Party has become something both JFK and RFK would deplore—the party of war.
By Adam Walinsky, At: Politico
Jim DiEugenio concludes: "Overall, this two-disc set is much worth purchasing and watching. How many DVD sets chronicle three history-making events? One dealing with our political system, one dealing with the struggle for American civil rights, and one with a stylistic revolution in film technique?"
Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in World War II, by Susan Williams
Reviewed by Dan Alcorn, At: AARC
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.