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Things Don't Add Up : A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research

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Dennis Ford's Timely New Novel Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists

May 15, 2013

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and the past half-century has been filled with various conspiracy theories trying to prove that the government was responsible for his death. In his timely new novel, “Things Don’t Add Up: A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research” (published by iUniverse), author Dennis Ford takes a spoofing, satirical look at the outlandish world of conspiracy theorists

“Conspiracy theories, like the multitude concerning President Kennedy’s assassination, are on the surface laughable and lamentable,” Ford remarks. “There is a deeper and dangerous element to these theories. They are poisonous to the thought process and to personal relationships. Well-meaning people can unintentionally drown in the malodorous slurry of paranoia.”

“Things Don’t Add Up” deftly combines two stories. In Dallas, a group of conspiracy enthusiasts has gathered at a hotel convention to debate the different theories they’ve concocted to explain the Kennedy assassination. In New York, brokerage clerk Peter Hokes has become obsessed with discovering the truth behind the assassination, and it consumes him, costing him the love of his life.

While the book is largely filled with sharp comedic wit, the story takes a tragic turn as it shows the poisonous effects of paranoid thinking through Peter’s experience.

“I want readers to appreciate that the conspiracy theories that savage our nation are for the most part ludicrous and malicious conjectures,” Ford writes. “It is a shame that these gems of incoherence have become household concepts.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1246915

Dennis Ford has been around for awhile.

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/jfk/critical_thinking/Ford--Pathology.html

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/zaid.htm




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Good for Dennis Ford.

Now that's one of the 40 new books (so far) that I wouldn't mind reading. And for 99 cents [the book's current price as of 5/15/13], how can you lose?

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From digitaljournal.com

Press Release

Dennis Ford's Timely New Novel Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists

May 15, 2013

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and the past half-century has been filled with various conspiracy theories trying to prove that the government was responsible for his death. In his timely new novel, “Things Don’t Add Up: A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research” (published by iUniverse), author Dennis Ford takes a spoofing, satirical look at the outlandish world of conspiracy theorists

“Conspiracy theories, like the multitude concerning President Kennedy’s assassination, are on the surface laughable and lamentable,” Ford remarks. “There is a deeper and dangerous element to these theories. They are poisonous to the thought process and to personal relationships. Well-meaning people can unintentionally drown in the malodorous slurry of paranoia.”

“Things Don’t Add Up” deftly combines two stories. In Dallas, a group of conspiracy enthusiasts has gathered at a hotel convention to debate the different theories they’ve concocted to explain the Kennedy assassination. In New York, brokerage clerk Peter Hokes has become obsessed with discovering the truth behind the assassination, and it consumes him, costing him the love of his life.

While the book is largely filled with sharp comedic wit, the story takes a tragic turn as it shows the poisonous effects of paranoid thinking through Peter’s experience.

“I want readers to appreciate that the conspiracy theories that savage our nation are for the most part ludicrous and malicious conjectures,” Ford writes. “It is a shame that these gems of incoherence have become household concepts.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1246915

Dennis Ford has been around for awhile.

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/jfk/critical_thinking/Ford--Pathology.html

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/zaid.htm

The author makes some good ;points on the malleability of memory over time, which is why first accounts are so much more important than later ones. But his overall reasoning is inherently circular -- and a grade-school drop-out can detect this. Behind his objections to eye-witness accuracy lies a notion that the truth of the assassination can be known and is clear to any rational individual. Why does Ford know this? Because he follows the notion of "best evidence." The "evidence doesn't lie." Or shall we say, the "evidence" doesn't lie. But of course, what is in question in this case is the evidence, and Ford seems unaware of this problem. So in the end he trivializes the pursuit of truth while posturing to uphold it. He may have been around a while but he strikes me as a person who knows little of the particular problems associated with the evidence in this case.

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Good for Dennis Ford.Now that's one of the 40 new books (so far) that I wouldn't mind reading. (And for 99 cents, how can you lose?)Things-Dont-Add-Up.jpg

Thanks for the heads up Dave it's obviously one to avoid like Reshaping History.

I hope it has the same thermic value also.

Toodle pip old bean.

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From digitaljournal.com

Press Release

Dennis Ford's Timely New Novel Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists

May 15, 2013

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and the past half-century has been filled with various conspiracy theories trying to prove that the government was responsible for his death. In his timely new novel, “Things Don’t Add Up: A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research” (published by iUniverse), author Dennis Ford takes a spoofing, satirical look at the outlandish world of conspiracy theorists

“Conspiracy theories, like the multitude concerning President Kennedy’s assassination, are on the surface laughable and lamentable,” Ford remarks. “There is a deeper and dangerous element to these theories. They are poisonous to the thought process and to personal relationships. Well-meaning people can unintentionally drown in the malodorous slurry of paranoia.”

“Things Don’t Add Up” deftly combines two stories. In Dallas, a group of conspiracy enthusiasts has gathered at a hotel convention to debate the different theories they’ve concocted to explain the Kennedy assassination. In New York, brokerage clerk Peter Hokes has become obsessed with discovering the truth behind the assassination, and it consumes him, costing him the love of his life.

While the book is largely filled with sharp comedic wit, the story takes a tragic turn as it shows the poisonous effects of paranoid thinking through Peter’s experience.

“I want readers to appreciate that the conspiracy theories that savage our nation are for the most part ludicrous and malicious conjectures,” Ford writes. “It is a shame that these gems of incoherence have become household concepts.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1246915

Dennis Ford has been around for awhile.

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/jfk/critical_thinking/Ford--Pathology.html

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/zaid.htm

More propaganda paid for by American tax dollars, just in time for the 50th. Ho hum....

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Sadly there will be more of this garbage, especially on tv just in time for the 50th anniversary.

Liars, supporting the biggest lie of my lifetime.

What is it about these people? Are they paid agents?

Surely they cannot be THAT stupid.

Yet, the re-killing of JFK continues, year after year.

An old trick, being utilized again, make conspiracy sound crazy.

Just make things up, like Ford did in moving the back wound.

Wanna hear something truly crazy? The magic bullet theory.

Dawn

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“I want readers to appreciate that the conspiracy theories that savage our nation are for the most part ludicrous and malicious conjectures,” Ford writes. “It is a shame that these gems of incoherence have become household concepts.”

Spoken like Goebbels.

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Looks like another professor on the cia payroll....my tax dollars at work ....makes me sick.

Yeah, right. Anybody who has the gall to think Oswald was guilty (or "no conspiracy") is automatically labeled "CIA".

Makes me sick.

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Looks like another professor on the cia payroll....my tax dollars at work ....makes me sick.

Yeah, right. Anybody who has the gall to think Oswald was guilty (or "no conspiracy") is automatically labeled "CIA".

Makes me sick.

The last LHO did it all by his lonesome book you hyped, turned into the biggest book publishing failure in the history of book publishing itself! Great track record there hon, so, keep on hyping lmao!

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Looks like another professor on the cia payroll....my tax dollars at work ....makes me sick.

Yeah, right. Anybody who has the gall to think Oswald was guilty (or "no conspiracy") is automatically labeled "CIA".Makes me sick.

You wish!.

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Ian,

Your last post makes no sense. What do I "wish"?

How do you sleep at night? Are you not concerned for your mortal soul, come your Judgement Day? You know you're a shill, we know you're a shill, that makes it unanimous, wouldn't you say?

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Looks like another professor on the cia payroll....my tax dollars at work ....makes me sick.

Yeah, right. Anybody who has the gall to think Oswald was guilty (or "no conspiracy") is automatically labeled "CIA".

Makes me sick.

I'm with you, David. Now, if we could just get supposedly rational people to stop calling everyone who has the gall to point out flaws in the evidence 'kooks," "nuts" or "wackos," we might get somewhere.

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