Here’s a powerful piece of journalism by the late Gaeton Fonzi, rescued from the Memory Hole of American history by the Mary Ferrell Foundation. It is a twenty year old essay that couldn’t be more timely in 2016. As the United States and Cuba attempt to reconcile after fifty years of violent conflict, Fonzi’s reportage explains why the process is so difficult and so necessary.
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From the Sierra Leone Times: Kennedy assassination aborted U.S. reconciliation with Cuba. Read more
At the heart of the tortured relationship between the United States and Cuba over the past half century is–or was–the assassination of President Kennedy. Now that the two countries have agreed to a more normal relationship, symbolized by President Obama’s upcoming visit, maybe, just maybe, a more detached, realistic and informed view of November 22, 1963 is possible.
Matt Taylor of Vice nails the larger point about the court decision sparing the CIA from embarrassment on Capitol Hill and in Havana: “The intelligence community has arguably never been as important or powerful as it is now…”