Behind Americans’ continued fascination with John F. Kennedy’s assassination

Opinion November 22, 2021 News
Behind Americans’ continued fascination with John F. Kennedy’s assassination

From The Washington Post | Perspectiveby Alecia P. Long

Alecia P. Long is a professor of history at Louisiana State University and author of "Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime." She blogs at aleciaplong.com

On Nov. 22, Showtime will broadcast Oliver Stone’s new documentary, “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass,” in which the director makes an on-screen pilgrimage to Dealey Plaza. Earlier this month, a faction of adherents to the extremist ideology QAnon descended on the same site in the vain hope that John F. Kennedy and his son would reveal themselves to be alive and ready to right perceived political wrongs by escorting Donald Trump back into the White House. Underlying both pilgrimages was the notion that there are aspects of the Kennedy assassination still hidden, and that those revelations can help us understand and address our current political ills.

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