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Book Discussion on William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment
Mr. McManus discussed his book William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment, published by The John Birch Society. The book is a critical examination of Buckley’s life and career. According to Mr. McManus, William F. Buckley, Jr. was chosen by the “liberal establishment” as the chief spokesman for conservatives. Mr. McManus addressed what he views as Buckley’s promotion of liberal causes, including abortion, drugs, and pornography, his connections to the CIA and Yale’s Skull & Bones Society; and his criticism of John Birch Society founder Robert Welch. Following his remarks, Mr. McManus responded to questions from members of the audience.339 views
CIA Drug Trafficking Town Hall Meeting
Director Deutch spoke to central Los Angeles residents at a town hall776 views
meeting about allegations that the CIA sold drugs in Los Angeles in
order to finance covert operations in Central America. Rep. Millender-McDonald, who represents California’s 37th
congressional district, sponsored the meeting. The director stated that he has seen no proof of such
allegations but that he will continue to pursue the matter if more
people bring new evidence to the investigation. Many of the
questioners were very confrontational. The allegations were
originally raised in the San Jose Mercury-News.