Thursday, November 21, 2013

It was the Mafia....

Fifty years ago this week, the nation experienced one of the seminal moments of the 20th century. Along with two World Wars, the dawning of the nuclear age, and the landing of men on the moon, the assassination of JFK was one of the century’s tent poles.

As such, it never ceases to fascinate us. What other event of the 20th century still conjures up as many unanswered questions? Is there anyone who still believes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and that the Warren Commission is accurate? I’d say probably the same number that believes Elvis is still alive.

Author and legal analyst Mark Shaw postulates a new theory of case. One that has as it progenitor, the callus and politically expedient actions of the Kennedy patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy. He makes his case in The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK.

My conversation with Mark Shaw:

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