From America’s greatest living poet, a low-key rumination on the meaning of November 22, 1963. Dylan joins Robert Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Charles DeGaulle, Fidel Castro and a majority of Americans in believing JFK was killed by political enemies. Or you can listen to the warbling of Chris Matthews. Dylan illuminates two things brilliantly, I think:
While reviewing Mark Tyler’s Motorcade 63, I thought of Dale Myers’ 3D animation reconstruction of President Kennedy’s motorcade on November 22, 1963. Myer’s work is the most sophisticated effort to update the official story of the Warren Commission that a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, killed the president for no reason.
The other day I talked about my book THE GHOST with Keenan Duffey, host the Thrill Is Gone podcast, about espionage, real and fictional.
On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination in 2013, I gave this speech to a crowd of several hundred people in Dallas. It stands the test of time.
CG Harvey’s observations provide a unique first-hand testimony about the hostility a senior CIA man harbored for President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
The tape captures some of the communications of the leaders of U.S. national security agencies as they learned about the assassination of a sitting president.
One perennial question people have about the JFK story is, Who do you believe? One credible witness is a man named Bill Newman. He was there, about 15 feet from JFK, when the gunfire rang out. His testimony is important.