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Top 5 JFK Facts stories in June

The best-read JFK Facts stories in the month of June were: Read more

Top 5 JFK Facts stories

The very interesting story of U.S. Air Force officer Sven Christensen and his reaction to the events of November 1963 topped the best-read stories list this week. Thanks to helpful readers, I am now in touch with Jeff Christensen and hope to learn more. Read more

Did Mafia bosses admit involvement in JFK’s assassination?

While the claim appears in several books, the supporting evidence is weak.

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Latest talks from JFK scholars: Kaiser on organized crime and the assassination

Historian David KaiserHistorian David Kaiser makes the case in this C-SPAN video that organized crime bosses Carlos Marcello and Santos Trafficante were behind JFK’s assassination.

Personally I don’t agree with Kaiser’s interpretation but he is an excellent historian whose book¬†The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (published by Harvard University Press in 2009) contains much valuable original research. Of all the authors who have argued for the “Mafia did it” theory, he is the most capable.

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