Author Archives: Marian Buchanan

About Marian Buchanan

Marian Buchanan is one of Thomas G. Buchanan's five children. She is the published illustrator of two children's books, one of which (Jesse's Dream Skirt by Bruce Mack, published by Lollipop Power in 1979) has become a classic in the LGBT community. Marian sells her artwork through her business at and offers Design & Communication services through her business at

My Father and Fidel Castro

I’d like to mark the passing of Fidel Castro with a respectful salutation on behalf of my late father, Thomas G. Buchanan Jr., and share a little information with you about some of the interactions between the two of them.

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Mon père et Fidel Castro

J’aimerais marquer le décès de Fidel Castro avec des salutations respectueuses au nom de feu mon père, Thomas G. Buchanan, et partager avec vous quelques informations sur les interactions qu’il y a eu entre eux. En 1966, mon père s’est rendu à la Havane « à l’invitation du gouvernement cubain à une période à laquelle […]

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Biographical information – in his own words

I found this typewritten sheet while searching through my personal boxes of old letters. It has no date, so I’m not sure at what time in his life my father wrote it. I imagine (but am just guessing) that it was intended to be given to publishers and TV or radio interviewers who might wish […]

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“Thought that costs a man his job is not free thought.”

In 1948, Thomas G. Buchanan was the first American journalist to be fired explicitly for his communist views and affiliations. When some of his fellow journalists bought him a one-page space in a newspaper so that he could present his thoughts on the situation, he wrote “Stand Up and Be Counted.” “I think the case […]

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The non-existence of K.O. Sauvage

On the Education Forum, there are a few posts that demonstrate a misunderstanding about the use of humor in my father’s 1964 exchange with Léo Sauvage. Two forum participants show that misunderstanding in the short thread on Leo Sauvage, and in the thread “Thomas Buchanan: Did he solve the JFK case?” John Simkin wrote: “Buchanan’s […]

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“Ce n’est pas la lumiere que nous devons craindre…”

Cité du livre Les Assassins de Kennedy. On trouve ces mots, avec de légères variations, dans un endroit différent du livre selon l’édition: Édition européenne, mai 1964 Ces mots concluent la préface: “Que chaque citoyen possédant un renseignement–même s’il apparaît à ses yeux négligeable–n’hésite pas à le rapporter aux enquêteurs commis par notre nouveau Président. […]

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“It is not the light that we must fear…”

"It is not the light that we must fear; it is the darkness." Thomas G. Buchanan in Who Killed Kennedy?

These words are found, with slight variations, in a different part of the book depending on the edition: European edition, May 1964 These words conclude the Preface: “Let each citizen with information to impart to the Commission bring that fact–however unimportant it may seem–to the investigating body our new President appointed. We need many candles […]

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