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JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy Hardcover – September, 2011
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"A useful primer for students and everyone whose skepticism needs refreshing. McAdams does not flatly rule out a JFK conspiracy, but spells out issues that should be considered by advocates of any specific conspiracy scenario—such as, would that have made sense to the conspirators?"
"John McAdams has the distinction of being both a clear thinker and a clear writer. This book takes on a subject many consider one of history’s great mysteries and offers simple tools to dismantle its apparent complexities—and, by extension, many more such mysteries in the world around us."
"Does your favorite Kennedy assassination theory stand up to scrutiny? Or were your views on what happened in Dallas shaped by misinformation from poorly equipped researchers? Professor John McAdams shows how conspiracy theorists have misled the public about this crucial event in American history."
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His website is an excellent resource for the objective and open minded JFK assassination researcher.
Predictably, the conspiracy advocates have trumpeted their dismissal of this book simply because it doesn't conform to their predetermined conclusion that the assassination of JFK was a conspiracy.
I am a former conspiracy believer, I've questioned the credibility of the pro-conspiracy authors, speakers and film makers who have invented an avalanche of contradictory and disconnected conspiracy theories over the past half century.
Ask nearly any pro-conspiracy believer to identify THE correct conspiracy that was behind the assassination of the president and you'll be on the receiving end of the most bizarre, confused and convoluted reasoning, it would leave Socrates stupefied.
I trust John McAdams to present a clear, rational and fact based perspective on how to think about claims of conspiracy.
The key words in the title of his book are "logic" and "think". These words are a welcome relief to those who genuinely studied this important moment in American history and concur with the findings of the Warren Commission.
Undoubtedly, these same words will confuse, irritate and infuriate the pro conspiracy advocates who have never applied the principles of logic and thinking to their fractionalized and bewildering conclusions.
It's a shame this book had to be written, and it's pretty good. It's readable, logical and informative. I would recommend it, as well as Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History, to anyone seeking to learn more about the JFK assassination.
If you are undecided about the JFK assassination, this is the 'lone gunman' book you should read.
One book says Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone; another says this is impossible -- it had to have been a conspiracy. One book says it was the Mafia; a second says it was the CIA; a third says it was Lyndon Johnson; a fourth says it was the Military-Industrial Complex; a fifth says it was all of the above. All of the books have evidence of some sort or another to back up what they say. How can you tell which arguments are most credible? Is it true what some people say, that we can never really know what happened?
Give this book a shot; it's different. It doesn't tell you what to think about the assassination; it explains why there are so many conflicts in the evidence, what the most persistent reasons for confusion are, and how to use simple logic to determine what evidence is most reliable and what arguments are most credible.
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John McAdams defends the Warren Commission about as well as anyone can, but it's a thankless and ultimately futile assignment, like defending the Spanish Inquisition or papal... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by TLR
McAdams has been taken to task by various reviewers and researchers here and elsewhere. By now it has been well-established that the man is a right-wing propagandist who appears... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Dissident Scholar
Rather than waste time on this, just download the Warren Report. Mcadams recycles more nonsense trying to make sense of a magic bullet, and other fabricated 'evidence' to convict... Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by Buxx
Any book that is written by John McAdams and includes in its title, "How to Think" is about as appropriate as a book by Roseanne Barr on "How to Win Olympic Gold in Downhill... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Walt Brown
If you are a beginner to the study of the JFK assassination, I suggest you do not waste time with this book. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Robert P. Morrow