Notes on contamination

Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

[…] the kind of witch-hunting in which Searchlight (and others) engage is rational because, on both left and right there have been, and still are, groups who have hidden agendas; who do wish to penetrate and manipulate. In the political sense, witches are sometimes real. But the legitimate checking of the credentials and political affiliations […]

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Irangate and Secret Arms-for-Hostage Deal

Lobster Issue 14 (1987) £££

[…] As early as March 1980, Richard Wirthlin, Reagan’s pollster, had determined that an absolute condition of a Reagan victory was that an “October Surprise” not happen ( Hidden Power, by Roland Perry, pp. 123 and 124). Using the Campaign’s sophisticated computerised polling forecasting system called PINS, he had calculated that Carter would pick up […]

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The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination by Lamar Waldron

Lobster Issue 70 (Winter 2015) FREE

[PDF file]: An offer we can refuse The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination Lamar Waldron Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2013, h/b, £20 (approx.) Waldron has some form. This is his third book on JFK and is largely a rehashing and enlargement of the previous two.1 He has earlier argued for a secret Kennedy venture known as […]

One Boggis-Rolfe or two?: Philby: The Hidden Years

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Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

One Boggis-Rolfe or two? Philby: The Hidden Years Morris Riley Janus Publishing, London, 1999, £9.95 pb There are almost as many Philbys as there are readers. His current reputation is as thin as the biographies are fat. Is there room on the shelf for yet another Philby book? Perhaps for a slim one. Amidst […]

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Philby: The Hidden Years

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Lobster Issue 37 (Summer 1999) £££

[…] contributor Morris Riley has waited a long time and overcome legal obstacles to get this out but I have to say this isn’t very good. The ‘ hidden years’ in the title refers to the years Philby spent in Beirut, parked there by SIS. Thus we get short chapters on the overthrow of the […]

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The view from the bridge. Hidden Agendas. Jack Hill. Ghandi. Sinn Fein. Oswald

Lobster Issue 36 (Winter 1998/9) £££

[…] plot After Lobster 35 I received a long letter from John Pilger, followed by a revised version of it, complaining about my review of his recent book, Hidden Agendas in 35. With the second version came a note asking me to publish his letter without comment. I replied that I was happy to publish […]

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Princess Diana: the Hidden Evidence

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Lobster Issue 43 (Summer 2002) £££

[…] may have waned, (1) but the circumstances surrounding her death still prompt the occasional publication. Published by New York-based SPI Books, King and Beveridge’s Princess Diana: the Hidden Evidence has received little publicity over here. I’ve been unable to trace any reviews, and the only media attention appears to have been a passing mention […]

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The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence

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Lobster Issue 42 (Winter 2001/2) £££

[…] is a striking piece of work. No other academic historian working in this field that I can think of has been willing to acknowledge that so much of the post-war Anglo-American world has been so influenced by ‘the hidden hand’. This is a wonderful book which anyone interested in post-WW2 British history ought to read.

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Method and Madness: The hidden story of Israel’s assaults on Gaza Norman G. Finkelstein

Lobster Issue 69 (Summer 2015) FREE

[PDF file]: Method and Madness The hidden story of Israel’s assaults on Gaza Norman G. Finkelstein London and New York: O/R books, 2014, £11/$17, p/b There is little I find more depressing than reading about Israel. Not just the slow-motion ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians (by a state founded for the victims of ethnic cleansing, FFS) […]

The League of Empire Loyalists and the Defenders of the American Constitution

Lobster Issue 46 (Winter 2003) £££

[…] that Winston Churchill and his son Randolph (along with Anthony Eden) were ‘the abject slaves of Bernie Baruch’. The LEL shared the DAC’s obsession with the ‘ hidden hand’. One 1950s LEL pamphlet, The Menace of World Government, claimed ‘There is a hidden power, which only to close students of international politics is a […]

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