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Jim DiEugenio assesses the historical accuracy of James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen’s The House of Kennedy and discovers the shoddy research and tabloid style of the book make it unfit for reading. Their idea is to present the Kennedy clan as a bunch of useless wastrels, whose two most prominent political representatives were murdered by lone nuts. Therefore, their implication is that these murders have no political or historic importance.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 19:16

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Chris Matthews

Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of Chris Matthews upon his resignation from MSNBC, asserting, “I cannot help but wonder who will replace him, and if that person will be any kind of an improvement. I would think he or she could not be much worse.”

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Tuesday, 04 February 2020 05:50

Was the TFX Case a Scandal?

Jim DiEugenio revisits the TFX affair, in light of current research, and gets to the bottom of the smear campaign led by Henry Jackson and others against the procurement reforms being instituted by Robert McNamara and JFK.

Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:31

Cold Case Hammarskjold

Jim DiEugenio reviews Mad Brugger’s new film Cold Case Hammarskjold in light of the political struggle in Congo and the recurrence of European imperialism there.

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Jim DiEugenio reviews Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro’s long and expensive new film, The Irishman, which propagates many of the myths surrounding Frank Sheeran found in Brandt’s book.

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 03:19

Part 1: Charles Brandt's I Heard You Paint Houses

Jim DiEugenio exposes some serious problems with Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses, casting doubt on the veracity of many of the key stories.

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Michael Le Flem reviews Stephen Kinzer’s Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control (Henry Holt and Co., 2019)

Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:39

Thomas D. Herman Smooches Halberstam and Sheehan

Jim DiEugenio critiques Thomas Herman's recent Boston Globe editorial for its ignorance of contemporary research and perpetuation of false narratives concerning JFK and Vietnam.

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By Lucien S. Vandenbroucke, in Diplomatic History; at Penn State University (Paterno Lib), May 11, 2016

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Using powerful work by authors like Daniele Ganser and Phillip Willan about Gladio, and Michele Metta’s revelatory volume on Permindex, Rob Couteau’s milestone article shows how the murders of Kennedy, and Moro and the attempts on De Gaulle were not isolated events.

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