After sixty years, JFK’s assassination still haunts us—and for good reason,” writes historian David Head in a recent editorial for Current. “I used to enjoy a good conspiracy theory, especially a historical one like the Kennedy assassination. But a visit to Dealey Plaza changed my mind about both the president’s death—and the harmlessness of conspiracy theories in general.
David Head is associate lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida and distinguished faculty fellow in history at Kentucky Wesleyan College. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming book A Republic of Scoundrels: The Schemers, Intriguers, and Adventurers Who Created a New American Nation