documents and links
JFK speeches --
read or listen
The Long Twilight Struggle
(speech on JFK's foreign policy)*
JFK on Conspiracy Theories
American University Commencement Address
, 1963 (cited as evidence of JFK's turn toward peace, away from Cold War policies)
JFK as Liberal Hero & Pop Culture Icon
Song lyrics -- ask instructor if you would like to hear them
Abraham, Martin, and John
The Byrds, "
He Was a Friend of Mine
The Rolling Stones, "
Sympathy for the Devil
Steve Earle, "
St. John the Liberal
: an attack on the idea of Kennedy as a liberal hero, an idea which is central to most JFK c.t.'s
Oswald and the
compared, by the author of the novel
The Kennedy Assassination
(one of the relatively few web sites supporting the "lone gunman" theory; many useful articles, videos, images, charts & documents -- explore 2-3 topics of your choice)
Politics of the JFK Conspiracy Theories
Revilo P. Oliver, "
Marksmanship in Dallas
" -- this is also excerpted in the Davis reserve reading assignment
Liberal Consensus reactions:
The New Yorker
(7 December 1963)
"The American Condition"
(21 December 1963)
"Oswald Innocent? A Lawyer's Brief"
( December 1963)
Edward Jay Epstein,
"Who's Afraid of the Warren Report?"
The British Left
"Who Killed Whom and Why?"
"16 Questions On The Assassination"
Split on the left
: Radical journalist
I.F. Stone defends
the Warren Commission & responds to Russell
Todd Gitlin remembers
The Warren Report
not required, but provided here for reference
Assassination CT web sites
(peruse a few or use as resources;
The Academic JFK Assassination Site
rich source of primary documents, especially on the reactions to and evolving theories about the assassination; this is where many of the links above come from
(from the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA]; filled with excruciatingly detailed attacks on Posner's
Elvis Shot JFK
(satire of JFK conspiracy theories -- highly recommended!)
(funny, but all actual theories)
Guide to JFK Assassination Web Sites
(annotated selection of sites, including a
"best of" list
The Sixth Floor Museum