Another JFK anniversary

Tomorrow I leave for a conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Assassination Archives and Research Center, on the subject, “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures.”

This qualifies as a bucket-list sort of event for me. I have devoted more than 40 years of my life to reading about and pondering the mysteries of John F. Kennedy’s murder, but have never availed myself of the opportunity to discuss it with like-minded skeptics. This seems like an appropriate time to re-post what I wrote this past November, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination:

I have been a student of the short lives and terrible deaths of John and Robert Kennedy for many years, at least since my late teens when the Abraham Zapruder home movie of the JFK assassination was first shown on national TV. That was 1975, a full 12 years after the event. (Impossible to believe that such a lapse in time between the commission of a crime and the national airing of such key evidence would ever take place today.)

A Child of the 20th Century

I am a child of the 20th century. Although I am now at home in the 21st, everything that made me who I am occurred in that horrible, mesmerizing, miraculous, solemn, absurd, anguishing previous century: Einstein’s theories of relativity, the Great War, the Russian Revolution, Stalin, Hitler, the Great Depression, World War II, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cold War, George Orwell, McCarthyism, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American civil rights movement, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the murders of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Gorbachev and the fall of Communism.