UFOs: Richard Dolan's Book, Website & Articles
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Richard ("Rich") Dolan's latest book, "UFOs and the National Security State"
has been hailed as one of the most carefully researched and thoroughly
documented books ever written on UFO's. Along with writing a very
informative book, Rich also maintains an equally informative website,
complete with excerpts from his book, updates, and current articles. In
addition, Rich also sends out a monthly update to interested readers.
To join Rich's mailing list, send a message to <keyhole@...>
and type "Subscribe to Updates" in Subject Field.
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To order Rich's book via Amazon.Com:
UFOS AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
Volume One: 1941 to 1973
By Richard M. Dolan
Thanks to Robert Perry for alerting me to Rich's website.
--- David Sunfellow
By Richard M. Dolan
Note from Richard Dolan:
"In addition to working on Volume 2 of my history of UFOs and the National
Security State, I am writing articles concerning various aspects of the UFO
phenomenon. Many of the themes in which I am interested have not, in my
view, been adequately addressed in the past. This page of the website will
be an ongoing project, and will contain a new article every month for at
least the next year or two"
SOME THOUGHTS ON J. ALLEN HYNEK
This article is essentially an excerpt from the new edition of UFOs and the
National Security State, with some minor changes. The book version, in turn,
is expanded from the first edition. This article will surely irritate some
people, but if you study the covert aspects of UFOs long enough, you must at
some point reach the figure of J. Allen Hynek. Like so much in this field,
Hynek is not as straightforward a subject as he at first glance seems. This
article appears in the August/September 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.
THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE IN UFO RESEARCH
This is my presentation to the annual MUFON International Symposium from
July 6, 2002. It's rather long, and some parts of it are adapted or taken
from earlier articles I've written. Most of it is original. Some of it may
even be interesting.
WHAT ARE THEY?
This is really the first time I have tried to express my thoughts on what
exactly is behind the UFO phenomenon. It took me a long time to consider
writing such thoughts down; indeed, it took some time to come to this
understanding. I offer this piece as a speculation. I do not pretend that I
have any better claim to the truth than the next theorist. I will say,
however, that I would offer my interpretation against any others, and
haven't really found anyone else making this argument. As far as I can tell,
the argument I present is unique. As always, I am interested in comments
from interested readers. This article appeared in the June/July 2002 issue
of UFO Magazine.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT UFOS, AND WHETHER IT MATTER
This was going to be called "Official vs. Unofficial Culture" but I changed
my mind. Essentially, this article is about what we know, why it matters,
and why it doesn't. There are differences between knowing the truth and
being able to act upon it. Yet, there is reason for optimism. Appears in the
April/May 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.
THE DEATH OF JAMES FORRESTAL: A STUDY IN SUBTERRANEAN HISTORY
This one did indeed generate some strong reactions. I expected some to
praise me as having shed important light on a very dark topic. I expected
others to respond that I did nothing more than stir up the muddy waters of
unprovable conspiracy theory. Either way, I had promised beforehand, I would
do my best. Actually, though, I didn't really get any strongly negative
comments -- not yet, although I am still waiting! Appeared in the December
2001/January 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.
STEVEN GREER AND THE DISCLOSURE PROJECT
Dr. Steven Greer's famous press conference of May 9, 2001 was expected by
some to be a major step toward the ending of official UFO secrecy. In
retrospect, this didn't appear to have been the case. Some thoughts on the
pros and cons associated with Greer's Disclosure Project -- and the press
conference, in particular. Appears in the October/November 2001 issue of UFO
EVERYWHERE, BY STEALTH
Many people see UFOs; more than most people realize. But practically none of
these stories are ever recorded. I¹ve spoken with many UFO witnesses - they
keep these sightings to themselves. During Blue Book¹s heyday, Allen Hynek
estimated that the program received less than 10 percent of all actual UFO
sightings. And that was when people had somewhere to report what they saw.
The implications of this are serious, indeed. Published in the
August/September 2001 issue of UFO Magazine.
THE LOST OPPORTUNITY: 1966 IN RETROSPECT
A historical review of what when wrong during that fateful year, when a
breakthrough in the struggle to end UFO secrecy seemed possible. The story
remains relevant today, as a new generation of UFO researchers and lobbyists
are working toward the same goal. Look for it also in the June/July issue of
SCIENCE, SECRECY, AND UFOLOGY
Secrecy permeates the UFO field. What does this mean for Ufology as a
science? Answer: the field cannot really be handled scientifically within
the public domain. The great model is the Manhattan Project. When a project
is undertaken at highly classified levels, you will find nothing of value
about it within the mainstream. This was true during the development of the
atomic bomb in the 1940s; it is true regarding the UFO. Published in the
February/March 2001 issue of UFO Magazine.
THE CIA, OFFICIAL HISTORY, AND YOU: A STUDY OF GERALD HAINES AND UFOS
This is an analysis of some specious historical argumentation, by the
official historian of the CIA, regarding CIA involvement in the UFO
controversy. Haines' article appeared in 1997, received widespread comment
by the press. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), the mainstream
commentary on this article was worthless. Haines' article, on the contrary,
was not worthless, but served a very specific purpose, which I will
elaborate on. This article was published in the Dec/Jan. 2001 issue of UFO
FUTURE ESSAYS INCLUDE:
HUMAN DESTRUCTION AND ALIEN PRESENCE: SOME IMPLICATIONS.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we're in some serious trouble. Do
the others realize this? Answer: probably.
A WORD ON THE MAJOR: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DONALD KEYHOE.
The forgotten man who led the charge. It is said that Louis Armstrong made
the jazz profession possible; the same is true for Keyhoe and Ufology.
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