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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Sourced Myth-Balistics: We See the Gestation of the Big Lie, October 25, 2013
By Boyce Hart “bubblegum” (nyc) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy (Paperback)
This is a preliminary review. Time is of the essence because of all the BS books that are given access to the Corporate ,… I mean public airwaves. More later.
I have finished the first chapter and the sourcing is incredible. The author addresses the allegation that JFK ordered agents off the back of the limo. The number of sources is as incredible as the analysis of their caveats. The sourcing is so thorough and the chronology so precise that we can actually see the gestation of the Big Lie– that JFK “ordered” the agents off the limo– as a necessity in the evolving cover story. The sourcing in the main text is dense. That’s a good thing when you get to material as contentious as this. Then there are the footnotes. Even more sources, each one analyzed in terms of the what the other agents said.
This book will never be reviewed in the corporate press. It has too many footnotes. It is published at an exceptionally important time. The widely reviewed book JFK’s Last Hundred Days, for example, acknowledges JFK’s true Vietnam policies which is a real shift for MSM books. On the other hand this admission is counterbalanced by the books wholesale adaption of the JFK Deathwish mantra that Survivor’s Guilt so thoroughly rebukes. Compare the sourcing of these two books. The New York Times sure won’t.
For some topics, empiricism is just too vulgar, Their is simply too much at stake, including the credibility of grey ladies and Tina Brown tea parties in the tooth-free sweets of The New Yorker.