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Michael Parenti on the JFK Assassination

This is the best talk ever. Anyplace: Michael Parenti,

THE JFK ASSASSINATION AND THE GANGSTER NATURE OF THE STATE

Part ONE http://www.tucradio.org/MP025_JFK_ONE.mp3
Part TWO http://www.tucradio.org/MP025_JFK_TWO.mp3

When Oliver Stone’s movie JFK opened in December 1991 a huge PR campaign was mobilized against the film. Even progressives spoke out. Noam Chomsky wrote in support of the Warren Commission’s findings – in contrast Michael Parenti gave one of his highly acclaimed talks criticizing the lone assassin theory and supporting Oliver Stone. The bitter questions that haunted defenders and critics alike was whether government agencies of a democratic country would do such a thing as assassinate an elected President.

In this talk Michael Parenti turns to that question first – he examines in part one what he calls “the gangster nature of the state.” In part two he goes over details of the assassination and critiques The Nation, The Progressive, Chomsky and Cockburn. He spoke in Berkeley, CA, on the 30th anniversary of the JFK assassination on November 22, 1993.

This is a “standing ovation” talk by Parenti. The master for this program was lost and this appears to be the only copy of the original recording.

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