The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22 1963, continues to generate an enormous amount of popular controversy, more so than any other historical happening in recorded memory. The killing took place in a major American city in full view of hundreds of people and in broad daylight, yet years after the event, a dispassionate overview of the incident is impossible to achieve. The act and its consequences are as cluttered as the dense Indian jungle that so thoroughly hides the gaudy tiger from the sight of its prey.
The initial stunned confusion in Dallas has continued, with much official connivance, into succeeding decades, with an immense proliferation of books, magazine articles, motion picture productions, and television dramas, which are equally divided between assaults on previous productions and the presentation of even more confusion, theory, and supposition. One camp consists entirely of what can best be termed the “official version” and in the other camp are the “revisionist versions. There is only one of the former and a multitude of the others.
There is no question in the minds of anyone that John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas, in November of 1963. The real issue is who shot him and why.
Is the report of the official Warren Commission correct? 1 Was the President killed by a disaffected man who acted entirely alone? Did another disaffected man who also acted entirely alone perpetrate his subsequent murder?
Are the legions of revisionists correct? Was the Kennedy assassination the result of a plot? And if there was a plot, who were the plotters and what were their motives?...
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