Episode 2.2: “Red State, Blue State, Deep State” (part 2)

Updated: Apr 29

Readings and media discussed in this Episode:

1. Black Op Radio. Homepage of Len Osanic’s internet radio program.

2. The Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty Reference Site (administered by Len Osanic).

3. Proutypedia. (Len’s response to the Fletcher Prouty Wikipedia page).

4. L. Fletcher Prouty: The Secret Team. Prentice Hall, 1973. (Skyhorse, 2011)

5. L. Fletcher Prouty: “The Guns of Dallas,” Gallery, October 1975.

6. L. Fletcher Prouty: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy. Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group,1992. (Skyhorse, 2011).

7. JFK (Warner Brothers, 1991), Directed by Oliver Stone; Starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Joe Pesci.

8. Nixon (Hollywood Pictures, 1995), Directed by Oliver Stone; Starring Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, and J.T. Walsh.

9. Jonathan Kay: Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, Harper, 2011.

10. The Church of Scientology, Fact-Checked.” An interview with journalist Lawrence Wright. NPR: Fresh Air, February 8, 2011.

11. Jonathan Nashel: Edward Lansdale’s Cold War. University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.

12. Max Boot: "The Road Not Taken," Politics and Prose, Jan 24, 2018. YouTube. (A public lecture on Boot’s 2018 book on General Edward Lansdale and his role in Vietnam, Cuba, and clandestine operations).

13. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Author unknown. Originally published in Russian, circa 1905. (hosted here by The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team website).

14. Leonard Lewin: The Report from Iron Mountain, Dial Press, 1967.

(Be sure to read Lewin’s confession—i.e., that he wrote this book as a satire of think tanks—in the New York Times Book Review, March 19, 1972, which can be found at the end of this edition.)

15. Quassim Cassam: Conspiracy Theories. Polity Press, 2019.

16. The Umbrella Man”, featuring Josiah “Tink” Thompson. Directed by Errol Morris. New York Times. Nov. 21, 2011.

17. Christopher Barger: Interview Summary: ARRB Interview with L. Fletcher Prouty. Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), September 24, 1996. (Cited in Fred Litwin: "L. Fletcher Prouty Talks to the ARRB," On The Trail Of Delusion (blog), Nov 13, 2020.)

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