• Fred Litwin

Tom Bethell Died This Week at Age 84, R.I.P.

Any student of the Garrison investigation will know of the key role played by Tom Bethell. He was hired as a researcher and he spent a lot of time in Dallas and in Washington D.C. There are many crackpot memos amongst the Garrison papers, but Bethell's memos were always intelligent and well-written. He kept an indispensable diary of his time working for Garrison, and he was the staffer who leaked a list of witnesses to Shaw's defense team.

His autobiography has a terrific chapter on Jim Garrison, well worth the price of the book.

Bethell spent a lot of his time writing criticizing Darwin and the theory of evolution. I think he was wrong, but that is the stuff of life.

I have previously posted a Tom Bethell article on the Oliver Stone film JFK.

Here is an article he wrote for National Review on Jim Garrison:

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