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

Updated: Jul 22

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.

Here is a letter from Sylvia Meagher letter to Tom Bethell in which she mentions Flammonde's book:

Here is a letter from Sylvia Meagher to George Rennar in which she mentions Flammonde's book:

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Jim Garrison's Code and Sylvia Meagher

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Tom Bethell Writes Sylvia Meagher about the Shaw Trial

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

Sylvia Meagher's Letter to Look Magazine

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

Sylvia Meagher Congratulates Clay Shaw On His Acquittal

She was very pleased with his acquittal.

Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part One

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Sylvia Meagher and Dr. Cyril Wecht Discuss Jim Garrison

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

Mike Farrell, of M*A*S*H fame, and Sylvia Meagher

Meagher educates Farrell on Jim Garrison.

When will Oliver Stone Admit he was Wrong about Clay Shaw?

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Sylvia Meagher on the Clay Shaw Case

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Penn Jones' Phone Call with Sylvia Meagher

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Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part Two

An unpublished Meagher memo on the trial of Clay Shaw.

Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part Three - a never before published article by Meagher

Another unpublished Meagher memo on the Garrison investigation and Warren Report critics.

Garrison's Playboy Interview - What Couldn't Be Printed

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

Sylvia Meagher's Reaction to the Verdict in the Shaw Trial

Meagher writes Harold Weisberg with her comments on the verdict.

Two Letters to Jim Garrison about "A Heritage of Stone"

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

Kerry Thornley writes Sylvia Meagher

An exchange of letters between Thornley and Meagher.

Did RFK Tell Garrison that there were guns between him and the White House?

Meagher writes Thornley about Lane's comment on RFK.

Was Jim Garrison Napoleon or Rasputin?

Meagher writes Thornley with an opinion.

M. S. Arnoni and Sylvia Meagher Take On Jim Garrison...

Exchange of letters between Meagher, Arnoni and Garrison.

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James Phelan Writes to Richard Popkin

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