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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

What Garrison Proved

Updated: Jul 28, 2023



Here is a very good article from The New Republic after the acquittal of Clay Shaw:

The New Republic, March 15, 1969


Money Quote:

When one adds to this shambles the fact that not a single elected official in Louisiana, from governor and senators down, has yet dared to utter a single critical word about the D.A.'s action, what Garrison has proved is that Louisiana -- a state with an unenviable record for political chicanery, corruption, incompetence and negligence -- may now have its most potentially dangerous demagogue since Huey Long.

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