The Covert Forces that Shaped Our Political Present

Mar 19, 2016

As director of the CIA during the early Cold War years, Allen Dulles was at the center of some of the most consequential moments in American History. And, writer David Talbot argues, our nation is the worse for that.

President John Kennedy with then-CIA director Allen Dulles, circa 1962.

   The core conflicts between Dulles and Kennedy—which have echoed along partisan lines down through the decades since—have their roots, David Talbot says, in two radically different world views.

David Talbot talks about his study of the Kennedy brothers and their political enemies on Monday, march 21 at Sonoma State, a presentation sponsored by Project Censored.