OPEN GOVERNMENT -- Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy reports that a new book amounts to "a full-fledged counterhistory of the last half-century as it pertains to the Bush family." In "Family of Secrets," Aftergood says, investigative reporter Russ Baker claims to have discovered
With a brief apology to the reader, Baker revisits the JFK assassination (and George H.W. Bushs peculiar response to it) and he embraces a radical reinterpretation of Watergate in which President Nixon is the target and victim of the conspiracy rather than its instigator.
Family of Secrets postulates a network of politically and financially powerful individuals working behind the scenes to advance their interests at the expense of the nation.
If this sounds like Ludlum, an unimpeachably serious chronicler of the Bush family is seriously impressed.