In the Comments section, Marquette University professor John McAdams accuses me and a host of other JFK authors, including G. Robert Blakey, Norman Mailer, Gerald Posner, Anthony Summers and others, of signing a public letter about JFK assassination that was “speculative and poorly sourced.”
Just to be clear, McAdams signed one open letter from this group of JFK authors, “JFK’s Assassination,” which appeared in the New York Review of Books in December 2003.
The second letter, “Blocked,” which McAdams criticized, appeared in the New York Review of Books in August 2005.
Contrary to McAdams’s insinuations, there is nothing speculative or poorly sourced about the second letter. All statements in the letter are supported by contemporary documentation, usually from the CIA itself, corroborated by on-the-record interviews. The documents and interview information are available upon request. The McAdams statements are untrue.