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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 24, Virtual Item 07, Q886- News and commentary | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 24, Virtual Item 07, Q886- News and commentary
Date:
October 9, 1978
Description:

This tape consists of Jim Jones reading three international news briefings, although it is possible they all occurred at different times on the same day. As with most of the news read in Jonestown, Jones uses wire services from the Eastern Bloc of nations, and periodically adds his own commentary to that already provided by the pro-Soviet coverage.

The first part begins with a long article about Soviet industrial capacity and production catching up with the U.S. It is written in the first person, and lovingly so, so when Jones first comes across a pronoun acknowledging that, he adds, “we who love the Soviet Union” the describe who “we” are. The tilt in the article is not subtle, describing the two world wars of the 20th century as “the wars which were perpetrated by even US imperialism in the beginning, even using [Adolf] Hitler as a buffer.”

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_24.07
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Special Collections & University Archives
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Publisher:
The Jonestown Institute
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