October 24, 2013 |
As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper "proving" that there had been three gunmen in Dealey Plaza, I was a kid obsessed. I read every book about the assassination I could get my hands on; I bought a bootleg Super 8 copy of the Zapruder film from the classifieds in Argosy magazine.
August 7, 2013 |
Sorry, conspiracy theorists, modern forensic science shows that John F. Kennedy was likely killed by "one guy with a grudge and a gun," said professor John McAdams during a panel for Nova's new "Cold Case: JFK" on Wednesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. McAdams, who wrote the book "JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think About Claims of Conspiracy," was joined on the PBS panel by the show's director, Rush DeNooyer, as well as firearms experts Lucien and Michael Haag, who conducted much of the scientific research used in the show to prove that a single bullet, could, in fact, have killed JFK and wounded Texas Gov. John Connally.
November 22, 2004 |
Two years ago, the historian Robert Dallek revealed new details about the extraordinary range of shots, stimulants and pills President Kennedy took to control his physical pain and present his youthful image to the world. Important and interesting as these details are, they should not distract us from the one medical remedy that probably killed the president: his corset.
August 29, 2004 |
At first blush, "The Kennedy Assassination Tapes" sounds like the title of an Oliver Stone-inspired conspiracy theory disclosing secret recordings of a cabal that killed the president. But Max Holland's third book is the polar opposite, a sober and careful study, mostly of LBJ's White House conversations about many topics related to JFK's murder. Those looking for salacious new discoveries will be disappointed.
April 20, 2004 |
The hearings last week on the Sept. 11 attacks produced a stream of revelations about the terrorist strikes and the government's failure to prevent them. But in addition to revealing details the public had not heard, the commission debunked others retold so many times they were widely assumed to be true. Intelligence intercepts that foretold of the attacks with warnings such as "tomorrow is zero hour."