This interview is conducted by Antiwar Radio’s producer Angela Keaton.
James W. Douglass, author of the book JFK and the Unspeakable, discusses the feud between JFK and the CIA brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis, conciliatory overtures to Khrushchev that angered both U.S. and Soviet cold warriors, JFK’s pivotal 1963 American University Commencement Address that may have led to his assassination, the rise of CIA “plausible deniability” covert actions and the mortal risk U.S. presidents take by defying the national security state.
MP3 here. (21:51)
James W. Douglass is a longtime peace activist and writer. He and his wife Shelley are co-founders of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington, and Mary’s House, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality in Birmingham, Alabama. His books include The Nonviolent Cross, The Nonviolent Coming of God, and Resistance and Contemplation.