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Sylvia Meagher's Review of "The Kennedy Conspiracy" by Paris Flammonde

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

Here is Sylvia Meagher's review of Paris Flammonde's book, The Kennedy Conspiracy: An Uncommissioned Report on the Jim Garrison Investigation, which was published in 1969. The review appeared in the March 7, 1969 issue of Commonweal.

Money Quote:

The uncommissioned book glows with Flammonde's sincere enthusiasm and faith in Garrison and his "case." Undoubtedly, his intention was to produce an unweighted presentation; but he failed, and produced one that it totally uncritical. By accepting "facts" that are not facts at all, by equating unsupported or insupportable allegations with demonstrable truth, and by overlooking at times parts of the record which are destructive to his theses, Flammonde has built a structure that leans so precariously toward Garrison and rests on so insubstantial a foundation as to doom it to collapse.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts regarding Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison

An exchange of letters about Jim Garrison.

Garrison comes up with a crazy code and Sylvia Meagher calls him out.

Meagher also wrote poetry.

Meagher's very good idea shows that Garrison didn't care to learn the truth.

Thornley tells Meagher about an article illustrating Garrison's pre-occupation with the JFK assassination.

Bethell wrote Meagher about Charles Spiesel and his ridiculous testimony at the Clay Shaw trial.

Sylvia Meagher's terrific letter to Look Magazine in response to their article "The Persecution of Clay Shaw."

She was very pleased with his acquittal.

Meagher writes Clay Shaw a letter and his response is just terrific.

Dr. Wecht didn't think too much of Garrison, either.

Meagher educates Farrell on Jim Garrison.

A plea to Oliver Stone with a compilation of Meagher's writings about Jim Garrison.

Howard Roffman writes a letter to Harold Weisberg about Sylvia Meagher.

This phone call broke their relationship.

An unpublished Meagher memo on the trial of Clay Shaw.

Another unpublished Meagher memo on the Garrison investigation and Warren Report critics.

Sylvia Meagher's letter to the Editor regarding Garrison's interview in Playboy Magazine.

Meagher writes Harold Weisberg with her comments on the verdict.

James Phelan and Sylvia Meagher write Garrison letters about his book.

An exchange of letters between Thornley and Meagher.

Meagher writes Thornley about Lane's comment on RFK.

Meagher writes Thornley with an opinion.

Exchange of letters between Meagher, Arnoni and Garrison.

Meagher writes Weisberg about the damage Garrison is doing to critics of the Warren Report.

Meagher replies to the New York Review of Books regarding Popkin's article on Garrison.

An exchange of letters between Popkin and Meagher.


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