Apr 28, 2021
You are invited to a Zoom Book Party
In a couple of weeks, it will be four years since we held a book-signing party at our home for Mel’s last book, Whistleblower at the CIA. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we are unable to host another book-signing party at our home right now.
However, we would like to invite you to join us for an exciting and interesting evening zoom party with Mel to discuss his book and answer any questions you may have. Below please find the link to purchase the book through its publisher, Politics, and Prose.
Scheduling the zoom party in six weeks should give everyone sufficient time to purchase the book, read it, and, if interested, submit questions for Mel.
Recent News and Latest Book
The Pentagon and the Washington Post: Cold War Brothers-in-Arms
Caveat Emptor. There is no better way to exaggerate perceptions of the threat than to rely on the worst-case assumptions of the Department of Defense. Since the creation of the department in the National Security Act of 1947 we have been inundated with the Pentagon’s distortions: the non-existent “bomber gap” in the 1950s; the “missile gap” in the 1960s; and the so-called “intentions gap” of the 1980s, which argued that the Soviet Union believed that it could fight and even win a nuclear war.
No End to the Washington Post’s War on Whistleblowers
Investigative reporters of the Washington Post often have their exposes because of whistleblowers. Watergate and Deep Throat is the enduring example. In his excellent new book, “Midnight in Washington,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) documents the necessity of whistleblowers to the Congress, particularly the congressional intelligence committees. As Schiff states, without whistleblowers the congress “would be almost completely reliant on the intelligence agencies to self report any problems.”