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Closed but no cigar
am 19. Juli 2000
This is very well written book. The author is obviously very intelligent and presents an extremely convincing case. Like most people who saw "JFK" and subsequently read the books that supported the movie, I had certain ideas about the assassination. Like most people, I was taken in by almost fictional quality of the alleged conspiracy. Posner illuminates many of the inconsistencies and unsubstantiated claims that have been injected into this historical event. He also presents new and updated evidence based on current scientific methods, and seems to go farther than his counterparts in researching the subject. My problem is that the majority of his bibliography references the Warren report. I'm not convinced of the validity of the information contained in those volumes. Although the problems with the report are discussed, I feel that the main question not answered is whether the testimony referenced is truth or fiction. If there was a cover-up then the answer is most likely that it was fictionalized. Posner criticizes many of the "conspiracy buffs," but some of his conclusions are no better supported than those cited. As good a case as the author makes against many of the theories, the case is far from closed in my opinion.