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My new book, I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak, is now up on Amazon.

Fred Litwin recounts how he became a JFK conspiracy freak at eighteen, and then slowly moved to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. 
 

I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak demonstrates how the left and right have used the JFK assassination to drive home myths about power in America. There is also the persecution of a gay man prosecuted for conspiring to kill Kennedy, the ugly story of Oliver Stone’s homophobic film JFK, an exposé of conspiracy nonsense on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a look at how the Soviets tried to influence American public opinion that CIA was behind the murder, and the incredible secret why some JFK assassination documents must remain locked up. And a whole lot more.


PRAISE FOR I WAS A TEENAGE JFK CONSPIRACY FREAK


“As a young man growing up in the heyday of Kennedy assassination theorizing, Fred Litwin believed a conspiracy killed JFK.  And then he grew, and he studied and he researched.  The result is this volume, a thorough, cogent and meticulously argued case for a lone assassin.  A seasoned conspiracy skeptic will learn new things here, and a conspiracy believer open to looking at the other side could do no better than this volume.”
- John McAdams, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and author of JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy

"This is a great book for conspiracy buffs—and, more important, for those who debunk such theories. Fred Litwin does a terrific job in blowing up the myriad JFK assassination scenarios, not least in completely demolishing The Fifth Estate’s decades-long efforts to “uncover” the truth. The CBC’s lead investigative show is revealed here to be more than slightly unhinged.”
  -J.L. Granatstein, Author of Who Killed Canadian History?

“In Fred Litwin's marvelous book, he charts how he went from an early skeptic to someone dedicated to dissecting their arguments and carefully tearing them apart. He puts the final nail in the coffin of all the conspiracy theorists, who develop new ones as old theories are proven wrong. Everyone still concerned with JFK's death and thinks it's a mystery must read this book. They will be glad they did.”
-Ronald Radosh, Professor Emeritus of History at CUNY, opinion columnist for The Daily Beast and co-author of A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

“Mr. Litwin’s book is the best in many, many years in dealing with the truth about this horrendous piece of history…and exposing the fakirs, cons and opportunists who often call themselves ‘historians.’ A fine presentation!”
-Hugh Aynesworth, Author of November 22, 1963: Witness to History and JFK: Breaking the News

 

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HA!

That list of "praisers" is a rogues gallery of disinformation specialists.

And proven xxxx Clay Shaw  (regards his Clay Bertrand alias or even knowing David Ferrie or Dean Andrews ) was persecuted?

More than Jim Garrison himself? 

Garrison was hammered 50X more than Shaw.

 

 

Edited by Joe Bauer

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4 hours ago, Fred Litwin said:

My new book, I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak, is now up on Amazon.

Fred Litwin recounts how he became a JFK conspiracy freak at eighteen, and then slowly moved to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. 
 

I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak demonstrates how the left and right have used the JFK assassination to drive home myths about power in America. There is also the persecution of a gay man prosecuted for conspiring to kill Kennedy, the ugly story of Oliver Stone’s homophobic film JFK, an exposé of conspiracy nonsense on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a look at how the Soviets tried to influence American public opinion that CIA was behind the murder, and the incredible secret why some JFK assassination documents must remain locked up. And a whole lot more.


PRAISE FOR I WAS A TEENAGE JFK CONSPIRACY FREAK


“As a young man growing up in the heyday of Kennedy assassination theorizing, Fred Litwin believed a conspiracy killed JFK.  And then he grew, and he studied and he researched.  The result is this volume, a thorough, cogent and meticulously argued case for a lone assassin.  A seasoned conspiracy skeptic will learn new things here, and a conspiracy believer open to looking at the other side could do no better than this volume.”
- John McAdams, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and author of JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy

"This is a great book for conspiracy buffs—and, more important, for those who debunk such theories. Fred Litwin does a terrific job in blowing up the myriad JFK assassination scenarios, not least in completely demolishing The Fifth Estate’s decades-long efforts to “uncover” the truth. The CBC’s lead investigative show is revealed here to be more than slightly unhinged.”
  -J.L. Granatstein, Author of Who Killed Canadian History?

“In Fred Litwin's marvelous book, he charts how he went from an early skeptic to someone dedicated to dissecting their arguments and carefully tearing them apart. He puts the final nail in the coffin of all the conspiracy theorists, who develop new ones as old theories are proven wrong. Everyone still concerned with JFK's death and thinks it's a mystery must read this book. They will be glad they did.”
-Ronald Radosh, Professor Emeritus of History at CUNY, opinion columnist for The Daily Beast and co-author of A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

“Mr. Litwin’s book is the best in many, many years in dealing with the truth about this horrendous piece of history…and exposing the fakirs, cons and opportunists who often call themselves ‘historians.’ A fine presentation!”
-Hugh Aynesworth, Author of November 22, 1963: Witness to History and JFK: Breaking the News

 

Dear Mister Litwin,
I can't wait to buy your book.
I'm sure it will be full of common sense, logic and critical thinking.
I'll always remember your famous article "A conspiracy too big ? Intellectual dishonesty in the JFK assassination", which had a great impact on me and was one of the first to contribute to opening my eyes (about 23 years ago).
I am for ever grateful to you.
Congratulations !

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Here is the Litwin essay Carlier thinks so highly of:

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

Can you believe this guy?  One example, the NAA test has now been proven to be junk science.

But like many other cheapjack writers, there is no delineation here between the conspiracy and the cover up.

When in fact, its obvious from the day of the assassination that the FBI decided to go with the cover up around the patsy.  Hoover was glad JFK was dead because now RFK would have no power over him.

I can imagine this book is more of the same rubbish.

 

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         What a pity to see someone publishing and marketing this kind of dishonest garbage in 2018.  It's, frankly, depressing-- especially after Trump's April 2018 decision to block the Congressionally-mandated release of the government's  long-suppressed JFK assassination archives.  (We can all thank GHWB for that "executive privilege" boondoggle.)

        Anyone who believes, or pretends to believe, that a shift from doubting to believing the Warren Commission's "Lone Nut" narrative constitutes intellectual progress, or growth, is either an idiot or a snake oil salesman.

       Since Mr. Litwin is, apparently, an accomplished salesman, I'll assume that he is not an idiot.

       As for the book's catchy, absurdly misleading title, it is a good example of the problems caused in modern society by the CIA's old "conspiracy theory" propaganda meme.

       

Edited by W. Niederhut

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I have to call foul on the responses here. I think any author who posts here deserves a fail, critical appraisal of his or her work. That cannot be done prior to reading it.

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15 minutes ago, Michael Clark said:

I have to call foul on the responses here. I think any author who posts here deserves a fail, critical appraisal of his or her work. That cannot be done prior to reading it.

Hugh Aynesworth saying it's good? And the author citing Aynesworth's review? hmm.

 

Calling Stone's movie homophobic? What?

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2 hours ago, Michael Clark said:

I have to call foul on the responses here. I think any author who posts here deserves a fail, critical appraisal of his or her work. That cannot be done prior to reading it.

Michael,

    I understand your point, but the title and posted reviews clearly describe the thesis that "JFK conspiracy freaks" will embrace the accuracy of the Warren Commission "Lone Nut" narrative once they grow up.

   That is simply hogwash.

    The other truly galling thing about the "marketing" of this book, for me, is the absurdly erroneous criticism of Oliver Stone's film, JFK.

    I recently went back and watched the film JFK again, after spending the past two or three years studying a lot of the quality research, and I was astonished by the accuracy of the details-- including a number of things that I had missed the first two times I watched the film.

     In other words, my intellectual journey toward understanding 11/22/63  has been the diametric opposite of what Mr. Litwin is selling to the public.

 

Edited by W. Niederhut

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5 hours ago, Michael Clark said:

I have to call foul on the responses here. I think any author who posts here deserves a fail, critical appraisal of his or her work. That cannot be done prior to reading it.

Michael , I agree with you by and large.

I didn't even notice that Mr. Litwin, who recently joined the forum, is the actual author of this book. Don't know how I missed it. I thought he was just a member who had read the book and was promoting it.

Being a forum member he of course deserves his fair respect here regards his personal research findings and this book.  He doesn't attack anyone here, just mentioning his book.

I don't agree with his views, but he's got as much right to post and defend them as anyone else here regards their own JFK beliefs.

He still should be ready however for some serious criticism and debate here.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Michael Clark said:

I have to call foul on the responses here. I think any author who posts here deserves a fail, critical appraisal of his or her work. That cannot be done prior to reading it.

Good for you Michael. And let me say I wish Fred the best of luck with this book and to the doubters-what are you afraid of? Give it a chance at least.

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