[Holland's] analysis ... is fated to be washed away under a tsunami of recent scholarship ... Rooted in documents declassified in the wake of the public's reaction to Oliver Stone's film JFK, academics and researchers have discovered that the real JFK, despite his considerable flaws, was worlds away from the hawkish clown of Holland's (and Cockburn's) imagination, writes Gary Aguilar.
Jim DiEugenio looks closely at the record of one of the earliest critics, Edward Epstein, and questions whether he was ever a critic at all. Epstein's later work showed him to be little more than a wonk for the establishment. So how good was his first book, Inquest? DiEugenio answers that and other questions about Epstein, and talks about Epstein's work with the CIA and notably, James Angleton.
Transcript of speech made by Robert Tanenbaum at the Chicago Symposium on the JFK assassination in 1993.
A declassified HSCA document reporting a phone conversation between Michael Ewing and Rankin offers, as far as we know, the strongest criticisms of the Commission by anyone actually on the legal staff, as opposed to the members of the Commission themselves, writes Jim DiEugenio.
John Armstrong shows how the FBI altered the photographic evidence to misrepresent Oswald's belongings as taken from the Dallas police. Included is a piece of testimony to the Warren Commission that was altered before inclusion, and copies of two letters from the IRS showing that at least two of Oswald's W-2 records of employment were forged in January, 1964.
A summary of a section of Martin Schotz's book, History Will Not Absolve Us.
Lisa Pease examines the Slawson report in light of his willingness to be "guided" by the CIA, and concludes that it shows how once again the Commission deliberately ignored, misrepresented or played down evidence available to them.
Gaeton Fonzi's interview with Silvia Odio for the Church Committee, reproduced here, reveals that the Warren Commission was intent on covering up conspiracy, as Wesley Liebeler baldly asserted to her.
Based on the release in 1993 of the White House telephone transcripts for the period immediately following the assassination, Donald Gibson shows that the idea for the Warren Commission was pushed on LBJ by Joseph Alsop and Eugene Rostow – people belonging to the same eastern establishment power elite in which Allen Dulles circulated.