Tom Bethell Died This Week at Age 84, R.I.P.
Updated: Oct 9, 2021
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: