David Talbot: The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles and the Rise of America' Secret Government
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
"The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles and the Rise of America' Secret Government
Hosted by Quincy McCoy
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 PM
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Here is an explosive portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into a powerful, secretive and ruthless organization that changed world history and dragged America from democracy into this national security state. It is our greatest untold story: the United States' rise to complete world dominance under the guise of Allen Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA.
Drawing on revelatory new materialsincluding recently discovered US government documents, US and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and private journals of Dulles's wife and mistress, plus exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officialsDavid Talbot reveals the dark underside of one of America's most influential figures. Dulles's decade as director of the CIA, which he covertly used to further his own public and private agendas, was a horrific time in American politics. Deeming himself above the law, Dulles manipulated and subverted U.S. presidents in pursuit of his own interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as friends and clients colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in accord with his political aims, Dulles went on to employ the same tactics in the U.S., Talbot contends, including persuasive new evidence concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
"THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD" is really about the power elite, the corporate executives, government leaders, and top military officials who controlled the world. They protected corporate interests in Iran, Guatemala and elsewhere, and they fomented revolutions, experimented in mind control, and assassinated those who got in their wayUltimately, the blatant manipulative activities of the Dulles brothers will shock most readersbut all engaged American citizens should read this book and have their eyes opened." Kirkus Starred Review
DAVID TALBOT, is the founder and former CEO of Salon.com, and was senior editor at Mother Jones magazine, plus features editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He has written for the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time and other major publications. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, and the national bestseller Season of the Witch.
QUINCY McCOY, author of No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programing, is the General Manager of KPFA Radio.
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