Jack Colhoun is an independent historian of the Cold War (University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA, 1968; York University , PhD, 1976), an investigative reporter and professional archival researcher.
Colhoun has written widely on U.S. foreign policy and covert intelligence operations. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Toronto Star, The Nation, The Progressive, National Catholic Reporter, Covert Action Quarterly and CovertAction Magazine.
Colhoun's Gangsterismo: The United States, Cuba, and the Mafia, 1933-1966provides an extraordinary, and comprehensive, history of the clashing epic forces over several decades in Cuba. He chronicles the history of Cuba before and after the revolution, the role of the U.S. government, and the criminal networks known as the Mafia.
Colhoun was a longtime Washington bureau chief of the storied radical newsweekly The Guardian until it closed in 1992. During the Vietnam War, Colhoun, an anti-war Army lieutenant, was a leader of draft and military resisters exiled in Canada and an editor of the American exile magazine AMEX-Canada.
Colhoun can be reached at: JHColhoun@aol.com.
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