I’ve been taking heat for my inclusion of Professor John McAdams website on this site’s list of “Best JFK websites.” So I’ve been thinking carefully about what my critics have to say.
One commenter, A Wendt, said McAdams’ site is “quite masterful’ in a perverse way, and I couldn’t agree more.
Wendt’s take on the Kennedy Assassination Home Page:
“It projects a kind of even-handed skepticism about facts related to the assassination. The problem, however, is that this is just a veneer. McAdams is not devoted to empiricism in any serious way. He is instead committed to plausible-sounding explanations that refute anything having to do with conspiracy.
“Thus, his presentation of issue after issue is a collection of feints, sophisms, and misconstruals. It is remarkable to watch unfold — like the old saying ‘The Devil quotes scripture’, McAdams uses empirical evidence in a way that denies the basic meaning of empiricism.
“I agree with the warning ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’. His site is one giant attempt to convince, as was done to Winston Smith, that ’2 + 2 = 5′. No doubt in some cases he succeeds.”
Does that mean that I should tell a high school student who is seeking to learn more about the subject, “Don’t go there”? I don’t think so.
(To be continued.)
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