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Wednesday, 30 April 2008 19:38

ABC, JFK, and the Road to Philadelphia

The sorry performance of the media in pre-loading the 2008 presidential debate in Philadelphia comes as no surprise to those who have followed how they have treated topics like the John F. Kennedy presidency in the past, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 15:46

Hamsher, Moulitsas, Marshall: State of Denial

By not referencing the Smith piece, Hamsher can keep her readers misinformed and thereby attack Kennedy on false pretenses, replies Jim DiEugenio.

Published in News Items

A family that was good enough for the likes of Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King isn't good enough for Jane Hamsher and Markos Moulitsas. And, in lockstep, their unthinking followers write fake letters to the New York Times, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Published in News Items

Jim DiEugenio excoriates these figures from the progressive blogosphere for their treatment of Caroline Kennedy's interest in the open Democratic Senate seat of Hillary Clinton.

Published in News Items
Saturday, 04 August 2007 22:47

Warrior for Peace

At the height of the cold war, Kennedy found a way to inch back from the nuclear precipice. Under relentless pressures to go to war, he kept the peace. He talked to his enemies; he recognized the limits of American power; he understood that our true power came from our democratic ideals, not our military prowess. He is still a man ahead of his time, writes David Talbot.

Jim DiEugenio remarks on the July 2, 2007 issue of Time featuring seven essays on JFK, that he "can't recall a previous time when Time actually printed a genuine pro-conspiracy essay on the Kennedy case in its pages."

Friday, 03 August 2007 12:40

David Talbot, Brothers

Despite its up and downs, overall this is a worthwhile and unique book. Its most important aspect, of course, is the proof of Robert Kennedy's secret quest for the truth about Dallas. That is an important contribution with which to rebut the opposition's argument of: "Well, why didn't Bobby do anything?" We can finally dispose of that question in a truthful and forceful way, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Published in Robert Francis Kennedy
Friday, 02 March 2007 16:47

Author Shaped Lens for Viewing U.S. History

Arthur Schlesinger obituary, with additional remarks.

Published in Obituaries
Friday, 14 November 2003 22:57

Shame On You, Sy, for the Awful Book on JFK

David Wrone reviews Seymour Hersh's The Dark Side of Camelot.

Because no one pursued the truth about Lumumba at the time, and no one found the truth about Hammarskjold's death, assassination remained a viable way to change foreign policy, writes Lisa Pease.

Published in General

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