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D-II. CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS: 1990-1999 (D.145-252)

D.145 "The Terrorism Task Force." Covert Action Information Bulletin, 33 (Winter 1990), 12-15. (Edited from A.9).

D.146 [A Note on poetry] "Rilke and Pound: Of Greatness and Its Limits." (New Westminster, B.C.) Event: The Douglas College Review, XIX.1 (n.d., 1990), 17-18.

D.147 "The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967." Lobster 20 (Fall 1990). The original longer text of D.99, as translated into Dutch (C.30) and Bahasa Indonesia (A.7).

D.148 From Coming to Jakarta [pp. 54-57 of the Canadian edition, A.8a]. Lobster 20 (Fall 1990), 18-19. (II.xvii, with parts of II.xvi and II.xviii).

D.149 "Peace in Gulf Needs Negotiations Not Just Withdrawals." Article for Pacific News Service, December 12, 1990. Published in newspapers such as the Whitesburg, KY, Mountain Eagle (December 26, 1990).

D.150 "How I Came to Jakarta." [Introduction to "Special Feature on Peter Dale Scott's Coming to Jakarta."] Agni (Boston) 31/32 (1990), 297-304.

D.151 [With David Gewanter] "An Interview with Peter Dale Scott." Agni (Boston) 31/32 (1990), 305-14.

D.152 "From Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse. Agni (Boston) 31/32 (1990), 362-67.

D.153 "U.S. Hungry for Kuwaiti Petro-Dollars -- Not Just Oil." Article for Pacific News Service, December 27, 1990. Published in journals such as San Francisco Chronicle (January 2, 1991), Oakland Tribune (January 2, 1991), Santa Fe Reporter (January 9-15, 1991), Des Moines Register, Montreal Daily Mirror. Reprinted in James Ridgeway (ed.), The March to War (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991), 161-63. Cf. C.38.

D.154 "Anger in Paradise: The Poetic Voicing of Disorder in Pound's Later Cantos." Paideuma XIX.3 (Winter 1990), 47-63.

D.155 "Pound in 'The Waste Land,' Eliot in The Cantos." Paideuma XIX.3 (Winter 1990), 99-114.

D.156 "A Conversation with Peter Dale Scott," by Russell Schoch. California Monthly CI.5 (April 1991), 40-45.

D.157 [Sidebar to "A Conversation with Peter Dale Scott," by Russell Schoch] Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror" [I.i]. California Monthly CI.5 (April 1991), 43.

D.158 "Cocaine, the Contras, and the United States: How the U.S. government has augmented America's drug crisis." Crime, Law, and Social Change, XVI.1 (July 1991), 141-76. Based on two chapters of B.6, Cocaine Politics.

D.159 "Adventures in the Drug Trade," by Larry Bensky. Interview with introduction of Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall concerning Cocaine Politics. East Bay Express, XIII.47, August 30, 1991, 1, 13-19.

D.160 (Letter to the Editor) "Killings in Indonesia" (response to reader's comment on D.156). California Monthly CII.1 (September 1991), 7, 45.

D.161 (Letter to the Editor, with Jonathan Marshall) "Propaganda Blitz" (response to Elaine Shannon's review of Cocaine Politics, 7/28/91). New York Times Book Review, September 8, 1991, 39.

D.162 "From Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse." Agni 34 (1991), 293-303. Sections IV.ii and IV.iii.

D.163 (Letter to the Editor) "JFK Correction." Daily Californian. February 4, 1992.

D.164 (Letter to the Editor) "Cocaine Politics." Nation, CCLIV, 6. February 17, 1992, 182. Reply to article by Michael Massing, December 2, 1991.

D.165 (Letter to the Editor) "Coming to Jakarta" (response to comment on D.160). California Monthly CII, 4 (February 1992), 3-4.

D.166 (Letter to the Editor) "The Quest for the Grail." Nation, CCLIV, 8. March 9, 1992, 290, 317. Reply to column by Alexander Cockburn, Nation, January 6/13, 1992. Cf. D.169.

D.167 (Interview) "The Assassination and the Cover-Up: What Really Happened?" Tikkun, VII.2. (March-April 1992), 40-48.

D.168 "The Difference Perspective Makes: Literary Studies in Canada and the United States." Essays on Canadian Writing. Fall 1991. 1-60.

D.169 "JFK, LBJ, and Vietnam: A Tale of Two NSAM's." Prologue: Newsletter of the Committee for an Open Archives. I.2 (July 1992). 1, 9-10. (An expanded version of D.166).

D.170 (Poem) "The Spirit of Chancery." Witness. VI.1 (1992). 100-04. (Part IV.xvi of Listening to the Candle).

D.171 "Matthew: Gospel of Christ's Authority." Compass: A Jesuit Journal (Toronto). 10.6 (January-February 1993). 13-14.

D.172 (Letter to the Editor) New York Review of Books, March 4, 1993, 56-57. Reply to review of War on Drugs by Michael Massing, New York Review of Books, December 3, 1992, 6-13.

D.173 (Poem) "Listening to the Candle." Berkeley Poetry Review, 26 (1992-93), 101-04. (Part V.i of Listening to the Candle).

D.174 (Poem) "Letter to Paul Alpers." Harvard Review, 4 (Spring 1993), 6-12.

D.175 (Letter to the Editor) "Author disputes review." San Francisco Examiner, September 8, 1993. In response to review on August 31, 1993.

D.176a "Case Closed or Oswald Framed?" San Francisco Review of Books, November-December 1993, 6-10.

D.176b "Case Closed or Oswald Framed?" Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 1 [1995], 52-57. Roughly the same, but with fuller text and footnotes.

D.177 "The Coalitions Against the Kennedys." Prologue: Newsletter of the Committee for an Open Archives," I. 4 (November 1993), 1, 4, 6-7. Excerpted from Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (A.13).

D.178 "Was There a Conspiracy to Kill JFK? Yes: Look Beyond the Assassination." California Monthly, December 1993, 15-16. Part of "Pro & Con," with "No: Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone," by Gerald Posner (15, 17-18).

D.179 (Poems) "Birdnotes." Hand To Mouth (Berkeley), 1 (1994), 74-75.

D.180 (Poem) "Bay to Breakers." Fungus (San Francisco), 2 (1994), 72.

D.181 "'Listening to the Candle': An Interview with Peter Dale Scott." Poetry Canada, XIII. 4 [1994], 1, 3, 29.

D.182 (Poem) "Mount Tam." Blind Donkey: Journal of the Diamond Sangha (Petaluma, CA) [1994], 14.2, 9. Cf. D.95.

D.183 (Poem) "Talks at the Yenan Forum." Globe and Mail (Toronto), January 28, 1995. Cf. D.92.

D.183A (Poem) "Dying In." Ottawa Citizen, March 19, 1995. Cf. D.88, D.192.

D.184 (Edited Interview) "McCarthy, Hoover and the CIA." Compass: A Jesuit Journal (Toronto), 13.1, 24-26. Title on p. 24: "Power, Confusion and Corporate Interests."

D.185 (Poem) "Olive Oatman." Critical Quarterly (Oxford), 37, 1 (Spring 1995), 91-93. Cf. D.102.

D.186 "Alone on Ararat: Scott, Blake, Yeats, and Apocalyptic." Essays on Canadian Writing (Montreal), 55 (June 1995), 288-302.


D.187 "McNamara's Denials, and Ours" (a review of Robert S. McNamara, In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam).
Tikkun, 10, 4 (July/August 1995), 67-70.

D.188 (Letter to the Editor) "McNamara & Vietnam." New York Review of Books, XLII, 13 (August 10, 1995), 56. A reply to Theodore Draper, "The Abuse of McNamara," NYR, May 25, 1995.

D.189 (Letter to the Editor) "Correspondence." Reviews in American History, 23 (September 1995) 564-66. A reply to essay by Max Holland, June 1994 issue.

D.190 "Deep Politics: Some Further Thoughts." JFK Deep Politics Quarterly, I, 1 (October 1995), 2-9. Part of Preface to A.13b (different text).

D.191 "Global Drug Trade and U.S. Intelligence Agencies." Prevailing Winds, 2 (1995), 10-19.

D.192 (Poem) "Dying In," Berkeley Magazine, I, 1 (Fall-Winter 1995-96), 16. Cf. D.88.

D.193 (Poem) "The Loon's Egg." The Antioch Review, 53, 4 (Fall 1995), 444-45. Cf. C.6, D.63a.

D.194 "Oswald and the Hunt for Popov's Mole." The Fourth Decade (Fredonia, NY), III, 3 (March, 1996), 3-21.

D.195 "The U.S. and Jose Basulto Leon: We Need Policy, Not Provocation." Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 3 [Spring 1996], 2.

D.196 "A Review of Oswald Talked by Ray and Mary La Fontaine (Gretna, LA: Pelican, 1996; $25.00). Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 3 [Spring 1996], 36-39.

D.197 "Professor Peter Dale Scott's Letter to the ARRB [Assassination Records Review Board]." Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 3 [Spring 1996], 40-43.

D.198 "Military Intelligence in Dallas on November 22, 1963." Open Secrets, I.6/II.1 (Dec.-Jan. 1995/Feb.-Apr. 1996), 14-15. Excerpted from Deep Politics II, 87-89.

D.199 "New Documents." Open Secrets, I.6/II.1 (Dec.-Jan. 1995/Feb.-Apr. 1996), 20.

D.200 "The DFS, Silvia Duran and the CIA-Mafia Connection." Lobster, 31, June 1996, 2-9. (Chapter X of Deep Politics II).

D.201 "Bringing It All Together: The New Releases and How They Help Us Converge on the Heart of the Case." The Fourth Decade (Fredonia, NY), IV, 1 (November, 1996), 19-21. Notes for Keynote Address at the Research Conference,Fredonia, July 19-21, 1996; a fuller version than the truncated text in C.45.

D.201A "Professor P.D. Scott attacks the Washington Post for Misleading Readers." Washington Weekly, October 28, 1996.

D.202 "Sex, Drugs and JFK: Historian Peter Dale Scott traces underworld connections to 1963 assassination." The New Times Interview by Russ Tarby. Syracuse (N.Y.) New Times, November 20-27, 1996, 12-14.

D.203 "The CIA and Drug-Trafficking by Contra Supporters." Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 4 [Fall 1996], 6-8.

D.204 "Honduras, the Contra Support Networks, and Cocaine: How the U.S. Government Has Augmented America's Drug Crisis." Prevailing Winds (Santa Barbara, CA), 4 [Fall 1996], 9-11. A reprint of excerpts from C.40.

D.205 "Colombia: Washington's Dirtiest War on Drugs." Tikkun 12, 2, May-June 1997, 27-31.

D.206 (Poem) "Dedication." McGill Law Journal, 42, 1 (February 1997), F.R. Scott Special Issue, 1. From "Fire-Tending in the Land of Medicine Buddha," xii. Cf. A.18, D.218.

D.207 "The CIA and Drug-Trafficking by Contra Supporters." Lobster (Hull, England), 33 (Summer 1997), 26-28. Identical with D.203.

D.208 "The CIA, Drugs, the Ghetto -- and the Media Whitewash." Tikkun 12, 4, July/August 1997, 27-32.

D.209 Reply to letter to the editor re preceding item from Vincent M. Cannistraro, former chief, Central American Task Force, CIA. Tikkun 12, 5, September/October 1997, 6.

D.210 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick and Peter Dale Scott." Contains a review of Chuang Tzu: The Inner Chapters, translated by David Hinton. Inquiring Mind, 14, 1, Fall 1997, 31.

D.211a "Protecting the Traffickers, Not the Nation." Colombia Bulletin, Summer/Fall 1997, 30-35.

D.211b "Protecting the Traffickers, Not the Nation: Washington and the Politics of Drugs." Prevailing Winds, 5, [Fall 1997], 20-26.

D.212 "The Plot's Vertical Convergence with U.S. Policy Divisions. The Fourth Decade Conference Keynote Speech." Kennedy Assassination Chronicles, III, 3 (Fall 1997), 8-13.

D.213 "Some Familiar Faces Reappear in Monicagate." Pacific News Service, January 26, 1998. Published in newspapers such as the Athens, Ohio, News (2/5/98), and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun (2/8/98). Cf. D.214.

D.214 "Monicagate (or ProfliGate), Watergate, and JFK." Portland Free Press, January/February 1998, 4-5. (The original, longer version of D.213.)

D.215 "U.S. Pressures Are Bolstering Saddam." Portland Free Press, March/April 1998, 26. (The text from which the next two items were edited.)

D.216 "Big Risk in Iraqi Strike -- Losing Pax Americana." Pacific News Service, February 17, 1998. Published in newspapers such as the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (2/19/98) and the [Whitesburg, KY] Mountain Eagle (2/25/98). Cf. D.217.

D.217 (Letter to the Editor) "War Games." Syracuse (N.Y.) New Times, February 25-March 4, 1998, 3. (Part of text from which D.216 was rewritten.)


D.217A "Using Atrocities: U.S. Responsibility for the Slaughters in Indonesia and East Timor."
Deep Times, 1998.

D.218 (Poem) "First Retreat: Fire Tending in the Land of Medicine Buddha." Inquiring Mind, 14, 2, Spring 1998, 25. Excerpted. Cf. A.18, D.206.

D.219 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott, and Shoshana Alexander." Contains reviews of Entering the Realm of Reality: Towards Dhammic Societies, edited by Jonathan Watts, Alan Senauke, and Santikaro Bhikku; Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy, by Nyanaponika Thera and Hellmuth Hecker; and All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time, by Robert Ellsberg. The Inquiring Mind, 14, 2, Spring 1998, 31.

D.220 "Congressional Ban Misses --Pentagon Continues Training Elite Unit Connected with Atrocities in Indonesia." Pacific News Service, May 4, 1998. Published in newspapers such as La Opinion (Los Angeles), May 12, 1998.

D.221 "Unless Congress Acts -- U.S. Will Back a New Military Regime in Indonesia." Pacific News Service, May 18, 1998. Published in journals such as Salon, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 23, 1998 (truncated).

D.222 "The Two Indonesias and The Two Americas." Lobster, 35, Summer 1998, 2-7.

D.223a "Two Indonesias, Two Americas." The Consortium/fR, III, 12 (Issue 64), June 15, 1998, 3-7. [Edited, abridged, and slightly amplified by Robert Parry.]

D.223b "Two Indonesias, Two Americas." iF Magazine, July-August, 1998, 4-9. [Edited, abridged, and slightly amplified by Robert Parry.]

D.224a [A review of Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb.] "Reporter Tries to Set the Record Straight on CIA, Crack Cocaine." San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, June 28, 1998, 3, 6.

D.224b [A review of Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb.] "Reporter Tries to Set the Record Straight on CIA, Crack Cocaine." Portland Free Press, July-October 1998, 27-28. An expanded version of D.224a

D.225 "U.S. Keeps Silent About Persecution of Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia." Pacific News Service, July 30, 1998. Published in journals such as San Jose Mercury-News, August 2, 1998; and Baltimore Sun, August 7, 1998.

D.226 [Letter to the Editor] "Devilish Starr." San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 1998, A18.

D.227 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott, and Alan Senauke." Contains reviews of Loyalty Demands Dissent: Autobiography of an Engaged Buddhist, by Sulak Sivaraksa; and The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace, by Steven Heine. The Inquiring Mind, 15, 1, Fall 1998, 31.

D. 227A "Deep politics some further thoughts" (1998) [Preface, Deep Politics and tghe Death of JFK, 1998 edition.]

D.228 "Psychological Terror in Java -- Is the Army Behind It?" Pacific News Service, October 29, 1998.

D.229 "Indonesia -- Political Reform and Stability: Tradeoff or Possibility?" Pacific News Service, November 25, 1998.

D.229a "Stumbling Along the Road to Democracy," Los Angeles Times, November 27, 1998.


D.229b "Who's behind ethnic violence in Indonesia?"
Salon Magazine, December 1998. Slightly enlarged.

D.230 "from 'Minding the Darkness: A Poem Through Imagining'" III.vii ("As we gaze through the window"), III.viii ("Bursts of music all night"), III.ix ("The unfinished artwork"). Chicago Review, 44, 3&4, 1998, 1-16. With a bibliography. Cf. A.18.

D.231 "from 'Minding the Darkness'" II.vii ("Dukkha the first noble truth"), II.xii ("Am I to reenact"), III.xiii ("Once again! Insight"), IV.i ("And now for something a bit more serious"), IV.v ("The Emperor Frederick II"). Zyzzyva, XIV, 3 (Winter 1998), 83-96. With a bibliography. Cf. A.18.

D.231A (Letter) "End of the New Order." Inside Indonesia 56 (October-December 1998).

D.232 "Murder in Java: Psychological Warfare and the New York Times." Extra! (The Newsletter of FAIR [Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting]), XII.1 (January/February 1999), 21-22. With two side-bars: "The Times and East Timor," and "An Index of Misrepresentation" (p.22).

D.233 [poem] "What Does It Mean?" Salmagundi 121-22 (Winter-Spring 1999), 147-51. [Section II.iii of Minding the Darkness, without bibliography.] Cf. A.18.

D.234 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott & Wes Nisker." Contains a review of The Clouds Should Know Me by Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China, edited by Red Pine and Mike O'Connor. Inquiring Mind, 15, 2, Spring 1999, 31.


D.235 "East Timor's Massacres Could Become Another Kosovo."
Pacific News Service, April 22, 1999.

D.236 "How I Came to Write Minding the Darkness. The Malahat Review, Spring 1999, 48.

D.237 "from Minding the Darkness Section II.ix" ("Despite my good excuse"). The Malahat Review, Spring 1999, 49-53. Cf. A.18.

D.238 [from Minding the Darkness] "Earthway," Sections I.i-iii, II.i" ("If you want to change your life"). Agni, 49 [Spring 1999], 59-74. With a bibliography. Cf. A.18.

D.239 "'Unintentional' Bombing Repeats a Familiar Pattern." Pacific News Service, May 10, 1999.

D.240 "Excerpts from Minding the Darkness," Sections II.iv-II.vi ("The events which have"). FlashPoint, Spring 1999. With prefatory "Note," and bibliography. Cf. A.18, D.236.

D.241 "From Minding the Darkness," Sections "III.v" (III.ii, "In my mother's studio"), "III.vi" (III.iv, "Although it is some time now"). Followed by note, "How I Came to Write Minding the Darkness". New American Writing, Number 17. Pp. 34-41. Cf. A.18, D.236.

D.242 "Monicagate and the Kennedy Assassination: A Deep Pattern in American Politics?" Hit List, I.3 (June/July 1999), 35-36. An expansion of D.214, with footnotes.

D.243 [From Minding the Darkness] "Second Retreat: Knife-Sharpening at Vajrapani." Tri-Quarterly 105 (Spring/Summer 1999). Pp. 25-33. Cf. A.18, D.236.

D.244 "FRS (From Minding the Darkness)". Canadian Literature 161/162 (Summer/Autumn 1999). Pp. 125-30. Cf. A.18.

D.245 "Future of Indonesia at Stake in East Timor Crisis" Pacific News Service, September 9, 1999.

D.246 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Dennis Crean, Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker, Alan Novidor, Peter Dale Scott & Judith Stronach." Contains a review of Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation, by Reb Anderson. Inquiring Mind, 16, 1, Fall 1999, 31.

D.247 "Wahid Can Usher in Peace, Progress." Op-Ed page, Los Angeles Times, October 22, 1999, B9.

D.248 "from Minding the Darkness: V.i." Partisan Review, 76, 4 (1999), [601-05]. Cf. A.18.

D.249 "Minding the Darkness: IV.x." Harvard Review, 17 (Fall 1999), 105-09. With a bibliography. Cf. A.18.

D.250 [A review of Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb.] "The CIA and Drugs: Reporter Tries to Set the Record Straight." Prevailing Winds," 6 [Fall 1999], 12-13. A reprint of D.224a.

D.251 "from Minding the Darkness" [IV.vi-IV.ix]. Conjunctions, 33 [Fall 1999], 125-147. Cf. A.18.

D.252 "The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967" Roving Insight [Jakarta], II, 4 (15 Nov - 15 Dec 1999), 18-22). With a sidebar, "About the Author," p. 21. The first instalment of a condensation of D.99.

(For later items go to Part D-III.)

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