Jan Martinez Ahrens’ piece in EL PAÍS, the leading newspaper of Spain (machine translated) shows why foreign coverage of the JFK files release was more realistic and less propagandistic than the U.S. coverage.
The footsteps of Oswald were warned and followed by the CIA, but the reports detailing his adventures have never come fully to light. They belong to that secret corpus of 3,100 documents that President Donald Trump has ordered to be released and that, if nothing prevents it, will shake the foundations of the American collective memory.
James Angleton’s real life is the most intriguing, moving, and at time shocking spy story in American history. In The Ghost, Jefferson Morley has capture the man in all of his brilliant and sometimes delusional eccentricity. A must read’ for anyone who wants to understand just how strange and secretive the CIA was at the height of the Cold War.
–David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post and author of The Director.