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Thursday, 28 September 2017 21:24

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War: Part Two

With their defense of the Dulles brothers as “decent people” in Part One, the disappearance of Kennedy’s withdrawal plan and the championing of Vann and Sheehan in Part Two, so far the net value of this documentary is something less than zero, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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C-SPAN has announced its schedule for airing The Future of Freedom Foundation's conference "The National Security State & JFK," which was held at the Washington Dulles Marriott on June 3, 2017.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:02

Gerald Posner vs. Roger Stone in Coral Gables

posnervstoneThis author would not walk across the street to see Posner speak about either the JFK or King case. I have a hard time thinking that Stone could master the JFK case in just a matter of 3-4 years, and am skeptical of the case made against Lyndon Johnson. In watching this confrontation it appears I was correct about these suspicions, laments Jim DiEugenio.

 

Saturday, 08 October 2016 23:24

Joan Mellen, Faustian Bargains

 

A book rich in information which debunks the claims that Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace planned the JFK assassination, and includes an expert review of the fingerprint evidence demonstrating they do not match Wallace's.

 

 

Thursday, 25 June 2015 20:45

Ed Souza, Undeniable Truths

About the first fifty pages of Undeniable Truths is pretty much undeniable. The next fifty pages are a decided mixture of truth and question marks. Most of the last 200 pages do not at all merit the title. In fact, that part is, in large measure, nothing more than conjecture. And much of that conjecture is ill-founded, concludes Jim DiEugenio.

Why You Should Care That Selma Gets LBJ Wrong

by David Kaiser, At: Time

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

Monday, 21 July 2014 16:16

Jeff Greenfield, If Kennedy Lived

The once progressive co-author of A Populist Manifesto with this book has written the worst kind of alternative history, one seriously colored by the view from the present, and more specifically, of those who won and those who lost, with a decided bias in favor of those who won, writes 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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