Michael Le Flem finds this brief book on one of the most important figures in the history of United States psychological warfare and propaganda, Time-Life managing director C.D. Jackson, an engaging, nuanced and timely addition to Cold War historiography.

Published in General
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:41

Paul Street meets Jane Hamsher at Arlington

Jim DiEugenio responds to a recent hit piece which uses Joe Kennedy III's State of the Union reply as a platform from which to launch yet another doctrinaire and uninformed attack on JFK and RFK, claiming that the latter's grandson is just another "false progressive idol" like his great uncle.

Robert Parry has left us at the young age of 68.  Read this tribute by his son Nat Parry.

Published in Obituaries
Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:32

JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 7

Arnaldo Fernandez returns to wrap up his review of this miserable History Channel series with a searing look at the seventh episode, which adds insult to injury by pretending to be an update in response to the October 26, 2017 “final declassification” of JFK records.

As a corrective to yet another tendentious Hanks-Spielberg historical rewrite, Jim DiEugenio provides a review of past work which puts The Washington Post in a more accurate perspective.

See now "The Post and the Pentagon Papers" at Consortium News.

Published in General
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:12

Max Holland Says Enough!

Jim DiEugenio responds to Max Holland's preposterous lament that the MSM was guilty of much ado about nothing by spending an unwarranted two weeks covering the recent NARA releases of JFK documents.

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, at: The San Francisco Examiner; see also the GoFundMe page to make a contribution.

Published in News Items
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:39

The Newly Declassified JFK Assassination Files

Files supposedly declassified in full but mostly or entirely redacted, a national security apparatus which thwarts the law, and a media given to smug, glib or downright misinformed dismissals of both the process and content of the document releases mandated by the JFK Act: Jim DiEugenio reviews the current state of (non-) disclosure concerning the event which marked a crucial turning point in our nation's history and consciousness.

Saturday, 04 November 2017 20:08

The Intelligence Community Flips Off America

Dan Hardway writes:  If those who exercise the power in this country have such blatant contempt for the law, then the time for serious peaceful civil disobedience may be upon us. Get the word out. Don’t be silent any longer. This is not an issue of the left or the right. Do something.

Friday, 27 October 2017 02:48

Rachel Maddow, JFK and Easy Money

Maddow’s staff fished out some archival footage from NBC, did some research on Pettit, got permission to show parts of JFK and called up Shenon. This results in nothing but aimless and uninformed banter, and is pretty much symptomatic of the MSM’s attitude toward these releases, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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