What the JFK Conspiracy Theories Say About Us – On The Media – WNYC

Oct 27, 2017

Thousands of previously classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were released this week, while President Trump ordered a review of a few hundred files that were withheld for national security concerns.

The document release has been anticipated by conspiracy theorists who still question whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in November 1963, and why. Brooke speaks with journalist Ron Rosenbaum about his long-time interest in the case and how 50 years of searching for answers has changed the “landscape of the American mind.”

Rosenbaum is the author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil. His excellent essay, “Oswald’s Ghost,” about following JFK conspiracy buffs, can be found in The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms.

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