Welcome to another JFK Facts reader–from another continent–who has enrolled in my History of the CIA course. As de Tocqueville said, “There are some things Americans can only learn from foreigners.” Too true, Alexis!
Enrollment is still open. The course is divided into three parts, The first four weeks, “From OSS to CIA to JFK,” cover the story of the CIA from its creation through the death of JFK. As I note in the lecture, In 1943, the CIA did not exist. Twenty years later, after Kennedy’s death, it was a power unto itself.
In my next podcast lecture, I’ll talk about the organization of the CIA’s coup in Guatemala in 1954. Join us.
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Generalised secrecy stands behind the spectacle, as the decisive complement of all it displays and, in the last analysis, as its most vital operation.
The simple fact of being unanswerable has given what is false an entirely
new quality. At a stroke it is truth which has almost everywhere ceased
to exist or, at best, has been reduced to the status of pure hypothesis.
Unanswerable lies have succeeded in eliminating public opinion, which
first lost the ability to make itself heard and then very quickly dissolved altogether. This evidently has significant consequences for politics, the applied sciences, the legal system and the arts.””~Guy Debord