Kennedy 50 Years On

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Will Self reflects on America's view of the assassination of JF Kennedy, fifty years on. After years of talk of conspiracy, cover-up and doctored film footage, he concludes, "It isn't so much that the Kennedy assassination has transitioned smoothly into a commonsensical past; it's rather that it was the first instance of a peculiarly modern variant of the historic event: its media simulation".

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 10 Nov 2013 08:48

A Point of View: JFK and the rise of conspiracy theories

A Point of View: JFK and the rise of conspiracy theories

With the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination approaching, Will Self wonders if this was when Westerners started to distrust official accounts.

 

Read Will Self's article on the BBC News website

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PresenterWill Self
ProducerSheila Cook

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