FAMILY OF SECRETS — An interview with the author, Russ Baker _ on Anti-War Progressive Teach-in

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Family of Secrets
FAMILY OF SECRETS — An interview with the author, Russ Baker

Gore Vidal called Baker’s book about the Bush Dynasty and America’s invisible government one of the most important books of the past ten years. In Family of Secrets Baker asks the obvious, but unanswered question, how can “such a clan occupy the presidency or vice presidency of the US for 20 of the past 28 years” with yet another Bush, Jeb Bush waiting in the wings.

Family of Secrets reads and was conceived as a detective story, based on more than 500 interviews and thousands of documents, backed up by more than a 1000 footnotes. And even though the book uncovers a secret political life for all Bushes it is much more than a family expose. In this interview Russ Baker describes the powers behind the scenes, with examples from the CIA, oil and banking, and how these institutions are created by, and make use of people like the Bush family.

Dan Rather, whose career ending expose, in 2004, of G.W. Bush’s failed National Guard service is described in Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets, said about the book: “It made me rethink even those events I witnessed with my own eyes.”

In this 2010 interview Baker gives his interpretation of the source and purpose of the National Guard documents. He also presents more information on the connections of George Herbert Walker Bush to the Kennedy assassination, including the briefing that Father Bush received right after the murder, as well as the long time friendship between Bush and George de Mohrenschildt who became the handler of Lee Harvey Oswald.

This is a Best of TUC Radio repeat and update of the 2010 program on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.

Russ Baker is an investigative journalist and has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and is the founder of , a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization. From a TUC Radio Presentation.

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