“We know Oswald shot the president”? Who is we? What constituency does that we have? Not the American public, the European public, or any other public. The canard is maintained by a dishonest power structure, and enforced by the so-called news media, unfortunately including The Nation.
The choice of books to review is itself telling. Jim DiEugenio, Vince Palamara, Mark Lane, and many others have recently released important additions to their and others’ years of serious research. Yes, O’Reilly’s sold the most copies, but there are consequential books to consider, and your refusal to confront the actual research is inexcusable. Or is it merely part of an ongoing effort, now fifty years and counting?
Claims of more than one Oswald have not been “debunked repeatedly over the years,” a claim the author provides no evidence of (like her many other presumptions of omniscience); if you find that hard to believe, try debunking the copious evidence in Harvey and Lee by John Armstrong.
Anyone wondering where to begin (and the amount of books is daunting—the main thing the author gets right) should start with JFK and the Unspeakable, by James Douglass, which is widely considered the best single book on the assassination, and with good reason: Douglass not only gives a thorough summation of the available evidence of conspiracy but places the act in the context of JFK’s attempts to control the military and intelligence power centers and his behind-the-scenes overtures toward peace to Khruschev and Castro.’
It is sad to see The Nation help maintain the circular logic, now half a century old, that because the evidence of coup d’état is not published by the mainstream media, therefore it can’t be true—or newsworthy.
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 12 2014 - 11:26am