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Does anyone else have some good web links or video interviews or video presentations that I can add to this list? For the new reader, I think Lyndon Johnson orchestrated the JFK assassination. The people below think that Oswald did it alone or maybe Fidel Castro or the Russians told him to kill JFK. I guess my next project would be to collect a list of the top BOOKS that indict Lee Harvey Oswald for the JFK assassination such as Gerald Posner's Case Closed or Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History.

1) “The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all,” Hector Tobar, LA Times, 11-20-13.  https://www.latimes.com/books/la-xpm-2013-nov-20-la-et-jc-book-jfk-conspiracies-cure-20131120-story.html

2) Gerald Posner 2013, Frontline interview. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/interview-gerald-posner/

3) Gregory Curtis of Texas Monthly – Nov. 1998 https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/the-lone-gunman/

4) Bryan Burrough, writing in NYT (5-20-2007) https://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/books/review/Burrough-t.html

5) David Corn of Mother Jones – 11-22-2013 https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/11/kennedy-assassination-conspiracy-oswald-cuba/

6) Fred Kaplan of Slate – 11-14-2013 https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2013/11/john-f-kennedy-conspiracy-theories-debunked-why-the-magic-bullet-and-grassy-knoll-dont-make-sense.html

7) Scott Aaronson – Twenty Reasons to Believe Oswald Acted Alone https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1596

8] Michael Shermer – My Day in Dealey Plaza: Why JFK Was Killed by a Lone Assassin – Huffington Post, 12-14-2010 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/my-day-in-dealey-plaza-wh_b_796812  

9) Jake Silverstein – “The Assassination at 50,” Texas Monthly, November, 2013 https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-assassination-at-50/

10) Lawrence Wright, “Why Do They Hate Us So Much,” Texas Monthly, November, 1983. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/why-do-they-hate-us-so-much/

11) Jacob Cohen, “Yes, Oswald Alone Killed Kennedy,” Commentary, June, 1992. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/jacob-cohen/yes-oswald-alone-killed-kennedy/

12) “Why Vincent Bugliosi is So Sure Oswald Alone Killed JFK,”  dley, History News Network, https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/41490

13)  Rich Lowry, “The Kennedy Conspiracy in Plain Sight,” National Review, November 22, 2013 https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/11/kennedy-conspiracy-plain-sight-rich-lowry/

14) Lisa Scottoline, Book Review: ‘End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy’ by James Swanson, Washington Post, Oct. 25, 2013.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/book-review-end-of-days-the-assassination-of-john-f-kennedy-by-james-swanson/2013/10/25/359020b4-368b-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story.html

15)  Mel Ayton, Review of John McAdam’s “JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think About Claims of Conspiracy,” History News Network, 11-21-11 http://hnn.us/article/143124  

16) Priscilla McMillan, “The Dreamer Who Killed A President,” Chicago Tribune, Nov. 22, 1993. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-11-22-9311220016-story.html

16b) Priscilla McMillan, “A Word About Lee Harvey Oswald,” Washington Decoded, June 11, 2007. https://www.washingtondecoded.com/site/2007/06/lho.html

17) Jonathan Simon, “Ghosts of the Disciplinary Machine: Lee Harvey Oswald, Life-History, and the Truth of Crime,” 1998 academic essay https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1182&context=yjlh and also here https://openyls.law.yale.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.13051/7251/06_10YaleJL_Human75_1998_.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

18) Paul Burka and Brian Sweany, “Final Thoughts on Nov. 22, 1963,” Texas Monthly, 11-22-13. https://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/final-thoughts-on-nov-22-1963/

19) David Reitzes, “JFK Conspiracy Theories at 50: How the Skeptics Got It Wrong and Why It Matters,” Skeptic, 2013. https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/jfk-conspiracy-theories-at-50-how-the-skeptics-got-it-wrong-and-why-it-matters/

20) Hugh Aynesworth, “JFK Special Report: How Hucksters and Crazies Built the Big Lie and Why We Still Believe It,” D Magazine, November, 1998. https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/1998/november/jfk-special-report-how-hucksters-crazies-built-the-big-lie-and-why-we-still-believe-it/

21) Kirkus review of James Swanson’s End of Days: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/james-l-swanson/end-of-days-assassination/

22) Randy Dotinga 11-22-2013 review of Jame Swanson’s End of Days: https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2013/1122/End-of-Days

23) Wikipedia on Lee Harvey Oswald: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

24) Wikipedia on the JFK assassination: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy

25) Encylopedia Britannica on the JFK assassination: https://www.britannica.com/event/assassination-of-John-F-Kennedy

26) Encylopedia Britannica on the JFK assassination (2): https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-F-Kennedy/Assassination

27) Norman Mailer on Oswald, by Bill Rockwood for PBS Frontline: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/norman-mailer-on-oswald/

28) 2013 Atlantic interview with Peter Savodnik, biographer of Lee Harvey Oswald: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/11/why-lee-harvey-oswald-fled-to-the-soviet-union/281662/

29) Sonia Smith of Texas Monthly interviews biographer Peter Savodnik on Lee Harvey Oswald (10-22-2013) https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/wandering-oswald/

30) NPR Fresh Air interview transcript with Phil Shenon (Oct. 28, 2013) Interview: Philip Shenon, Author Of 'A Cruel And Shocking Act' : NPR

31) Colin Schultz, “Before JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald Tried to Kill an Army Major General, Smithsonian Magazine, Oct. 4, 2013. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/before-jfk-lee-harvey-oswald-tried-to-kill-an-army-major-general-609517/

32) Alan Peppard, “Before gunning for JFK, Oswald targeted ex-General Edwin A. Walker – and missed,” Dallas Morning News, May 11, 2013. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018/11/19/before-gunning-for-jfk-oswald-targeted-ex-gen-edwin-a-walker-and-missed/

33) Colin Schultz, “Before JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald Tried to Kill an Army Major General,” Smithsonian Magazine, Oct. 4, 2013. 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/before-jfk-lee-harvey-oswald-tried-to-kill-an-army-major-general-609517/

34) Dave Roos, “Before JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald Tried to Assassinate a Forme  r Army General, History.com, Nov. 9, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/lee-harvey-oswald-other-target

35) PBS’s Oswald’s Ghost, “Oswald’s First Assassination Attempt,” http://www.shoppbs.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/oswald/more/ps_walker.html

36) Chris Cravens for the Texas State Historical Association indicting Oswald for attempted shooting of Gen. Edwin Walker, January, 1, 1996: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/walker-edwin-a

37) Warren Commission indicting Oswald for the attempted shooting of Gen. Edwin Walker (September, 1964): https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/chapter-4.html#walker

38) Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis, “The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK,” Daily Beast, July 11, 2017. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-man-oswald-first-tried-to-kill-before-jfk

39) Jefferson Morley, “April 10, 1963: Oswald tries to shoot General Walker,” JFK Facts, April 10, 2015. https://jfkfacts.org/april-10-1963-oswald-tries-to-shoot-gen-walker/

40) Fred Litwin Conspiracy Freak blog: https://conspiracyfreak.com/blog/

41) Fred Litwin Trail of Delusion blog: https://www.onthetrailofdelusion.com/blog

42) John McAdams web site: https://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm

43) Jeff Wallenfeld, writing for Britannica, blaming the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit on Oswald and coming within inches of blaming Oswald for JFK’s murder https://www.britannica.com/event/assassination-of-John-F-Kennedy

44) CBS’s Dan Rather in 2011 blaming the JFK assassination on Oswald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lmyrsBTBh4 Dan Rather reported for CBS for 44 years. “Dan Rather on Lee Harvey Oswald’s death and how it was almost televised”

45) Gerald Posner on Nov. 21, 2013, PowerPoint presentation, blaming Lee Harvey Oswald for JFK’s murder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTsPpjKhch4 “Gerald Posner, Author “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK”

46) Fred Litwin – blaming JFK assassination on Oswald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O46xhAP8bvc “Debunking JFK Conspiracy Theories” on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Nov. 22, 2018.

47) Philip Shenon, Oct. 28, 2013 – blaming JFK assassination on Oswald and implying someone (probably pro Castro Cubans) told Oswald to kill JFK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWpt7T8Y350 “JFK assassination preventable, author says”

48) Philip Shenon, Feb. 6, 2015, blaming JFK for Oswald’s murder at Sarah Lawrence College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEu8SVUhqaY “A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination”

49) James Swanson, lone nutter on the JFK assassination: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=james+swanson+on+jfk+assassination

50) James Swanson, National Book Festival, slandering Lee Harvey Oswald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaT5xowIo7s

51) 2013 interview with Robert Oswald for PBS Frontline https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/interview-robert-oswald/

52) Vincent Di Maio, “Digging Up Lee Harvey Oswald,” – Narratively, 5-27-16. https://narratively.com/digging-up-lee-harvey-oswald/

53) Capturing Oswald from the Military Channel https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3300646/

54) Geoffrey C. Ward, “The Most Durable Assassination Theory: Oswald Did It Alone,” NY Times, Nov. 21, 1993. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/21/books/the-most-durable-assassination-theory-oswald-did-it-alone.html%2049

55) PBS Frontline, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald,” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/oswald/

56) Jamie Palmer, “My Misspent Years of Conspiracism,” Quillette, 11-22-2018. https://quillette.com/2018/11/22/my-misspent-years-of-conspiracism/

57)  Gene Riddle lecture “Toward a Psychological Understanding of Lee Oswald, Assassin, Sixth Floor Museum Jan. 10, 2020 Toward a Psychological Understanding of Lee Oswald, Assassin - YouTube

58) Joe Finder, “Read This Book to Understand Lee Harvey Oswald,” Daily Beast, August 2, 2013. https://www.thedailybeast.com/read-this-book-to-understand-lee-harvey-oswald?ref=scroll

59) Steven Beschloss, “When Lee Harvey Oswald Shot the President, His Mother Tried to Take Center Stage,” Smithsonian, 11-20-2014. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-lee-harvey-oswald-shot-president-his-mother-tried-take-center-stage-180953351/

60) Was Kennedy killed by a lone gunman? Max Holland on Hardball 11-22-2011 - https://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/was-kennedy-killed-by-a-lone-gunman-44119107984

61) Robert Oswald interview – Frontline, PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/oswald/interviews/oswald.html

62) Brian Domitrovic on Why Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK – Rubin Report, Feb. 17, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS8eIoPZ8Vs

63) Hugh Aynesworth 1991 interview on JFK assassination with Jim Ruddy: https://texasarchive.org/2010_02559 

64) Craig Colgan – “Are the JFK Conspiracies Slowly Dying?” 11-25-2017 https://quillette.com/2017/11/25/jfk-conspiracies-slowly-dying/

65) Matthew Mokhefi-Ashton – “The endless whodunnit: why conspiracy theorists will never accept who shot JFK,” The Conversation, 10-21-2015 https://theconversation.com/the-endless-whodunnit-why-conspiracy-theorists-will-never-accept-who-shot-jfk-49465

66) Steven M. Gillon – “Why the Public Stopped Believing the Government about JFK’s Murder,” History.com, 10-30-2017. https://www.history.com/news/why-the-public-stopped-believing-the-government-about-jfks-murder

67) Steven M. Gillion – “Lee Harvey Oswald: Plan, Chaos or Conspiracy?” History.com, 11-20-2013. https://www.history.com/news/lee-harvey-oswald-plan-chaos-or-conspiracy

68) Garry Rodgers – “The Magic Bullet in the JFK Assassination,” http://dyingwords.net/the-magic-bullet-in-the-jfk-assassination/

69) Garry Rodgers – “JFK Conspiracy Theorists,” http://dyingwords.net/conspiracy-theorists/

70) David Von Pein – “Lee Harvey Oswald’s Sole Guilt…. Point-By-Point: 1) original essay: LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S SOLE GUILT -- POINT-BY-POINT (oswald-is-guilty.blogspot.com) 2) Revised essay: Lee Harvey Oswald's Sole Guilt -- Point-By-Point (google.com)

70) Chris Evangelista, “Dallas through the Looking Glass: Post-Truth and Kennedy Assassination Movies, Oscilloscope, May 2, 2017. https://musings.oscilloscope.net/post/160234426406/dallas-through-the-looking-glass-post-truth-and

71) Craig Huey, “The Shocking Disturbing Truth about JFK – Must-Hear Audio, Election Forum, Nov. 23, 2021 - https://www.electionforum.org/government/the-shocking-disturbing-truth-about-jfk-must-hear-audio/#comment-68536

72) Simon Whistler, “Lee Harvey Oswald – The Man who Killed a President,” Biographics, July 4, 2019 - Lee Harvey Oswald – The Man who Killed a President - YouTube

73) Dr. Todd Grande, “Lee Harvey Oswald – Mental Health and Personality,” June 19, 2020 – Video: Lee Harvey Oswald | Mental Health & Personality - YouTube

74) National Geographic, “Oswald’s Mission – Killing Kennedy,” Oct. 29, 2013 - Oswald's Mission | Killing Kennedy - YouTube

75) SixthFloorMuseum, Steve Fagin interview of Ruth Paine – “The Last Days of Lee Harvey Oswald: A Conversation with Ruth Paine,” Dec. 13, 2019: The Last Days of Lee Harvey Oswald: A Conversation with Ruth Paine - YouTube

76) Vincent Bugliosi, “Why Did Oswald Assassinate JFK?” May 15, 2007 at the Cooper Union - Vincent Bugliosi: Why Did Oswald Assassinate JFK? - YouTube

77) PBS Frontline, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?” November 16, 1993 "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" PBS Frontline, November 16, 1993 - YouTube

78) Excellent slandering and defaming of Oswald at Military History Fandom: Lee Harvey Oswald bio - https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

79) Riis Christensen – slandering Oswald for murdering JFK and Officer Tippit, 2013 D Magazine https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2013/11/riis-christensen-411-elm-street-cradle-of-evil/

80) Mel Ayton, “Lee Harvey Oswald’s Motives,” Mel Ayton, History News Network, 2006 - https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/23430

81) National Geographic with a lesson plan to teach students that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald | National Geographic Society

82) PBS: American Experience: Lee Harvey Oswald Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? | Watch S2013 E4 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site – multiple interviews mainly with lone nutters. Also here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYI4PqtIyE0&t=172s

83) Warren Commission Report: Biography of Lee Harvey Oswald: Appendix 13 | National Archives

84) Warren Commission – Chapter 7: Lee Harvey Oswald: Background and Possible Motives Chapter 7 | National Archives

85) Lee Harvey Oswald: Troubled Youth – Evelyn Siegel reports of April 30, 1953 and May 7, 1953 - https://www.jfk-assassination.net/troubled.htm

86) James Reston, Jr., “A Killer’s Last Steps: A Tour of Lee Harvey Oswald’s bizarre path after killing JFK,” Slate, 11-17-2013. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2013/11/lee-harvey-oswalds-final-steps-where-jfks-killer-walked-after-the-shooting.html

87) Gerald Posner, 11-19 2013 interview with Frontline - Interview: Gerald Posner | Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

88) Priscilla Johnson McMillan, 11-19-2013 interview with Bill Rockwood of Frontline Interview: Priscilla Johnson McMillan | Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

89) Priscilla McMillan, “The Real Lee Harvey Oswald,” NYT, Nov. 20, 1970 - The Real Lee Harvey Oswald - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

90) Robert Starr, “Science Scene: JFK assassination a conspiracy of one,” Daily Texan, 11-21-2013. Science Scene: JFK assassination a conspiracy of one – The Daily Texan

91) Andrew Jackson, Quora essay indicting Oswald for trying to murder Gen. Edwin Walker - https://jfkassassination.quora.com/What-proof-is-there-LHO-shot-at-General-Walker

92) David Roos, “Before JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald Tried to Assassinate a Former Army General,” History.com, Nov. 9, 2021.

93) Encyclopedia.com entry on Lee Harvey Oswald, updated May 23, 2018: Lee Harvey Oswald | Encyclopedia.com

94) Texas State Historical Association online biography of Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963) - https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/oswald-lee-harvey , also slandering Oswald for killing Officer J.D. Tippit - https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/tippit-j-d and JFK assassination - https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/kennedy-assassination and Gen. Edwin Walker - https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/walker-edwin-a

95) Ben Shapiro – Oct. 17, 2022 – blaming Oswald for JFK’s murder in a video, attempting to “debunk” JFK conspiracy theories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjxox2OIyog

96) @SeekingReality7 – lone nutter Twitter thread from 11-18-2018: https://twitter.com/SeekingReality7/status/1065518726634717184

97) Gus Russo “New Portrait of Oswald as a Violent, Delusional Loner,” Spytalk, 11-29-2022. https://www.spytalk.co/p/new-portrait-of-oswald-as-a-violent?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

98) John Ruddick, “Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK,” Spectator Australia, 1-1-2023 https://spectator.com.au/2023/01/lee-harvey-oswald-killed-jfk/

99) It Guy, Twitter handle @ITGuy1959 March 25, 2019 thread on the JFK assassination: https://twitter.com/ITGuy1959/status/1110258074609205251

100) Peter Savodnik, “Lee Harvey Oswald and the Jews,” Forward, October 10, 2013 Lee Harvey Oswald and the Jews – The Forward

 101) Michel Jacques Gagne, “From Camelot to Conspiracy: Memory, Myth, and the Death of JFK,” Skeptic, 4-22-2017. https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/from-camelot-to-conspiracy-memory-myth-and-death-of-jfk/

102) Jonathan Kay, “Was Lee Harvey Oswald nuts?” National Post, 11-22-2013 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jonathan-kay-was-lee-harvey-oswald-nuts

103) Edward Jay Epstein, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?” Wall Street Journal, 11-22-1983 – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/11/lee-harvey-oswald-epsteins-short-course.php

104) Richard A. Reiman, “The Riddle of Lee Harvey Oswald,” Washington Decoded, 2-11-2023 Washington Decoded: The Riddle of Lee Harvey Oswald

105) PBS Frontline, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald” transcript, Nov. 13, 1993 original air date. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/oswald/etc/script.html

106) David Free, “Sixty years on, has JFK conspiracy theory finally run out of Steam?” Sydney Morning Herald, 11-18-2023. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/sixty-years-on-has-jfk-conspiracy-theory-finally-run-out-of-steam-20231113-p5ejja.html

107) Michael Natale, “Who Really Killed JFK? After 60 Years and New Clues, the Truth Looks Different,” Popular Mechanics, Nov. 21, 2023. https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/a45837852/jfk-assassination-conspiracy-theories/

108) Adam Gopnik, “The Intimate Reality of the JFK Assassination,” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, Nov. 22, 2023. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-intimate-reality-of-the-jfk-assassination

109) Hans Mahncke, “I Always Thought the JFK Assassination Was a Conspiracy, Then Something Changed,” Epoch Times, 11/21/2023. https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/i-always-thought-the-jfk-assassination-was-a-conspiracy-then-something-changed-5533888?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=digitalsub

110) John Ziegler, “How Lee Harvey Oswald REALLY Killed JFK,” 11/22/2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20110205010200/http:/www.johnziegler.com/editorials_details.asp?editorial=120

 111) Don Graham, “The Texas Theatre: A Look Inside Oswald’s World,” Alcade, Nov. 14, 2013] https://alcalde.texasexes.org/2013/11/the-texas-theatre-a-look-inside-oswalds-world/

112) Robert Kelleman, “John F. Kennedy Assassination – Livestream History Program with Robert Kelleman” see 56 minute mark of his video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pFUd9hD_gQ

 113) Paul Brandus, “JFK’s Murder was not a conspiracy,” The Week, January 8, 2015 https://theweek.com/articles/458953/jfks-murder-not-conspiracy

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