Review (Guest): The Burglary – The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI

Betty Medsger Hoover’s FBI and its threat to the Preservation of our Democratic Values and Institutions, February 8, 2014 Herbert L. Calhoun Seen properly in its widest context, this book tells us an important story about ourselves. It is a story about a familiar political game that our leaders continue to play on us. First …

Review (Guest): Goliath – Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Max Blumenthal When tribalism trumps democracy, January 10, 2014 Herbert L. Calhoun In the Middle East, another war of biblical proportions is taking place. It is the war between Judaism and democracy. This book tells us that the most famous outcome in the bible, the tale of David slaying Goliath, is now being reversed. This …

Review (Guest): Who Really Killed Kennedy? 50 Years Later – Stunning New Revelations About the JFK Assassination

Jerome R. Corsi The New Bush/Dulles Free Trade World Order and the Assassination of JFK, December 1, 2013 Herbert L. Calhoun Introduction On page 317, of this book, “Who Really Killed Kennedy 50 years later: Stunning new revelations about the JFK assassination,” the author, Jerome R. Corsi, summarizes the consequences of a nation willing to …

Review (Guest): JFK, the CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

L. Fletcher Prouty The Long Journey to Dallas Texas, October 31, 2013 Herbert L. Calhoun The Long Journey to Dallas Texas Spoiler alert: This is neither the shortest version, nor the shortest route to understanding the JFK assassination. But it is as close to the complete canonical text and understanding of the assassination as there …

Review (Guest): The House of Wisdom – How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

Jonathan Lyons A Few Inconvenient Details about Western History, October 29, 2013 Herbert L. Calhoun For centuries after the fall of Rome, Western Europe was unaccountably still locked in the dark ages, a period referred to as “dark” for good reasons. Despite the rich intellectual heritage from both Greece and Rome, it is not well …

Review (Guest): The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case Against LBJ

Roger J. Stone Is this the Penultimate CIA hangout position, or just another “Case Closed?”, October 22, 2013 Herbert L. Calhoun This is an interesting theory. In fact it is a slightly more robust and sophisticated off-shoot of the “renegade CIA officers did it” theory. However, the critical element — of linking it to Clint …

Review (Guest): The Blood Telegram – Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Gary Jonathan Bass Enabling Pakistani Genocide, September 29, 2013 Herbert L. Calhoun Although the two superpowers managed to avoid a cataclysmic disaster during the almost 40 years of the Cold War, the same could not be said of the many states “standing-in” as their ideological proxies. The list of nations suffering various degrees of irreparable …

Robert Steele: UNHINGED: drone assassination – American suicide

REVIEW ESSAY Unhinged: drone assassination – American suicide Intelligence and National Security, 33/1 March 2017 We kill because we can: from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, by Laurie Calhoun, London, Zed Books, 2016, 400 pp., US$15.95 (paperback), ISBN 978 178360547 7 Drones and the future of armed conflict: ethical, legal, and strategic implications, …

Review (Guest): White Trash – The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg The Hidden Aspects of Race and Class in American History, July 26, 2016 by Herbert Calhoun This book explains the unsavory fine points of our national identity by probing and then exposing the not so well hidden loose ends that tie the bottom half of America’s social hierarchy to the top half. It …