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Is Legacy of Ashes Bogus?

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In my book review of Tim Weiner’s Legacy of Ashes, I said "This is a chewy and long but if you are looking for an exhaustive, comprehensively researched, and completely negative view of the history of the CIA, Legacy of Ashes is the one for you."

Nicholas Dujmovic does not agree with me.  In his book review on the CIA web site he systematically tears it apart after asserting that "Legacy of Ashes in not the definitive history of the CIA that it purports to be."

I enjoyed Dujmovic’s review as much as I enjoyed the book. I took Weiner’s credibility at face value based on his history as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the NY Times.  Dujmovic makes me question it.

After all, that’s part of the CIA’s job, isn’t it?

  • Don Jones

    Just wrote a short blog post on “Trust, but Verify”… for the information age:

    http://www.venturedeal.com/Blog/MessageDetail.asp

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/don_jones3607 don_jones3607

    Just wrote a short blog post on "Trust, but Verify"… for the information age:

    http://www.venturedeal.com/Blog/MessageDetail.asp

  • AL G.

    Disagrees… CIA Website… Well, knock me over with a feather!

  • http://www.opticnervedirect.com james sullivan

    I am sorry to think that our government has really done as well as condoned these kind of goverment subversion of Communist leaning regimes…It makes me sad, I am an American… no wonder we have 5,600 dead Americans from Iraq and Afghanistan….I am not supporting this kind of regime subversions any more.

    Jim Sullivan
    SAN FRANCISCO

  • http://www.opticnervedirect.com james sullivan

    I am sorry to think that our government has really done as well as condoned these kind of goverment subversion of Communist leaning regimes…It makes me sad, I am an American… no wonder we have 5,600 dead Americans from Iraq and Afghanistan….I am not supporting this kind of regime subversions any more.

    Jim Sullivan
    SAN FRANCISCO

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