Experts

David Kaiser on ‘the new global aristocracy’

We interrupt our regularly scheduled JFK programming for this special message. David Kaiser, a prolific and subtle diplomatic historian, has a piece on his blog,History Unfolding, that is well worth reading. Kaiser’s long historical perspective frames our political realities without pity.

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The trouble with Nicholas Nalli’s paper on “Gunshot-wound dynamics model’ for JFK assassination

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This paper, published in the scientific journal Heliyon, represents an attempt to salvage Professor Luis Alvarez’s model of the gunshot that killed President Kennedy. Alvarez tried to explain the rearward recoil motion of Kennedy’s head, seen in Abraham Zapruder’s film, by what he called a “jetting effect.” Read more

What can Microsoft teach us about the JFK story?

“Cognitive search” is Microsoft’s concept and tool; use computing power to capture analyze massive amounts of data found in the latest JFK files.

But the example these engineers give is not exactly inspiring.

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Will Trump release all of the JFK files tomorrow?

Jesse Walker, author of United States of Paranoia, hedges his bets:

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What will Trump do about the JFK files this week?

Gerald Posner, author of Case Closed, is optimistic.  Read more

Is Trump going to release the JFK files?

Joan Mellen, professor and historian at Temple University, doubts it:

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Do you think Trump will free the JFK files next week?

Nate Jones, author and director of the FOIA Project of the non-profit National Security Archive, has a succinct answer:

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Will Trump release the JFK files next week?

Larry Sabato, University of Virginia professor and author of The Kennedy Half Century, thinks not. Read more

Will Trump release the JFK files a week from today?

Peter Dale Scott, author of Dallas ’63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House, is skeptical: Read more

Will President Trump release all the JFK files on April 26?

Stuart Wexler, high school teacher and author of “Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.,” doubts the president will free the files. Read more

A comment on Angleton and Oswald

David Lifton, author of Best Evidence, writes:

“Jeff: I think you’ve framed the question too narrowly….. Read more

Oswald and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee

A note from Professor David Kaiser, diplomatic historian and author of a fine JFK book, The Road to Dallas.

Kaiser’s account of Lee Oswald’s activism on behalf of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans is key to understanding the JFK story.

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State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald (plus Alec Baldwin)

The courtroom drama that never had a chance to occur will now be held live…hosted by the South Texas College of Law, featuring stellar legal talent and world-renowned J.F.K. assassination experts.

It happens Nov. 16-17.  Fans of history and courtroom drama will be treated to an insightful and entertaining mock trial, in which a Harris County judge, prosecutors, and defense attorneys try the landmark case: State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald using 21st century techniques in front of Harris County jurors.

And Alec Baldwin–the Alec Baldwin–will speak at the reception about “Why the JFK Assassination Remains Important.” I don’t know about you but I’m going.

Register here.

 

 

Anthony Summers reflects on covering the JFK story

Summers was amazed when doing his documentary for BBC’s “Panorama” in the late 1970s that many of his interview subjects had never been spoken to before. “All of the media of that time, not least the New York Times, had completely failed to really quarry into the story.  They simply had not done it,” he said. “They concentrated on the great tapestry of the assassination and the Kennedy era.”

Source: On the trail of the assassin(s) — Irish Echo

A beginners guide to the gunfire in Dealey Plaza

The JFK assassination story can be confusing. There are a vast array of conflicting theories, many of them bogus, stupid, preposterous, or baseless (like the one voiced by the man who will be president). Others are more plausible.

Even on the narrowest of factual questions–where did the first shot hit?–readers have to choose between Max Holland’s theory, Pat Speer’s rebuttal, or Dale Myer’s attack. And that’s just in the past month.

Readers who are new to the JFK assassination story (and those who aren’t) may want a dispassionate presentation of the evidence about the fatal gunfire before they decide what they think. If so, read on.
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