Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse
Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000
. In addition he has published
Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems
(1994), published inCanada as
Murmur of the Stars
. In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award. A new bookof poems,
,will appear in Spring 2009 from McGill-Queen's University Press.An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and ConflictStudies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA).His poetry has dealt with both his experience and his research, the latter of which has centered on U.S. covertoperations, their impact on democracy at home and abroad, and their relations to the John F. Kennedyassassination and the global drug traffic. The poet-critic Robert Hass has written (
, 31/32, p. 335) that"
Coming to Jakarta
is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very longtime."…This website is dedicated to helping to promote an informed public opinion that is both local andinternational. I particularly want to thank those who have sent me supportive or informative emails from 37countries: Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain,Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Turkey,Israel, South Africa, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand,Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Canada (plus 3 more from visitors in Ecuador, Bolivia, andNepal). Special thanks to the visiting professor in Singapore, who said that he was forwarding this URL to hisfriends in China. I wish also to thank friends who have forwarded useful material, such as the important IrishTimes story on bin Laden, the US, and oil, that first reached me via Indonesia from Qatar.I do believe that international public opinion, when it becomes powerful enough, will become the mosteffective restraint to the excesses and follies of particular governments
From Spartacus, we can obtain the following quotations from Scott’s writings,showing both his depth of logic and the consistency of his thought:
(1) Peter Dale Scott,
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK
At the first meeting of the newly constituted Warren Commission, Allen Dulles handed out copies of abook to help define the ideological parameters he proposed for the Commission's forthcoming work.American assassinations were different from European ones, he told the Commission. Europeanassassinations were the work of conspiracies, whereas American assassins acted alone. Someone wasalert enough to remind Dulles of the Lincoln assassination, when Lincoln and two members of his cabinetwere shot simultaneously in different parts of Washington. But Dulles was not stopped for a second: yearsof dissembling in the name of "intelligence" were not to fail him in this challenge. He simply retorted thatthe killers in the Lincoln case were so completely under the control of one man (John Wilkes Booth), thatthe three killings were virtually the work of one man.Dulles's logic here (or, as I prefer to call it, his paralogy) was not idiosyncratic, it was institutional. As wehave seen, J. Edgar Hoover had already, by November 25, committed his own reputation and the Bureauto the conclusion that Oswald had done it, and acted alone. Chief Justice Warren knew this, yet said atthe same meeting, "We can start with the premise that we can rely upon the reports of the variousagencies that have been engaged in the investigation." John J. McCloy spoke for the extra-governmentalestablishment when he added that it was of paramount importance to "show the world that America is nota banana republic, where a government can be changed by conspiracy."