1. January 2016
How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have pro- duced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, and warrantless wire- taps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperia- lism–and in some cases, its crimes–with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Decla- ration of Independence? Empire for Liberty tells the story of men who used the rhetoric of liberty to further their imperial ambitions, and reveals that the quest for empire has guided the nation’s architects from the very begin- ning–and continues to do so today.
Richard H. Immerman:
Peter Dale Scott’s 1995 book Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba narrows the focus of Scott’s earlier investigation Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. Scott delivers the most detailed treatment yet of the mysterious sojourn of Lee Harvey Oswald to Mexico City in the fall of 1963.
It is now known that allegations of Communist conspiracy in the wake of the JFK assassination, emanating mostly from Mexico City, caused Lyndon Johnson to put together a “blue ribbon com- mission” to investigate what hap- pened in Dallas. Scott explains through meticulous research and analysis exactly why LBJ would want the Warren Commission to rush to a conclusion, and the far- -reaching political ramifications of the commission’s public find- ings.
Scott’s analysis suggests the evidence from Mexico City was part of a frame-up, making his final exposé on the subject Os- wald, Mexico, and Deep Politics: Revelations from CIA Records on the Assassination a complimen- tary library of research and ana- lysis, shedding new light on the Communist conspiracy allega- tions behind the JFK assassina- tion.
Peter Dale Scott: