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HISTORY, POLITICAL THEORY, INTERNET

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Don DeLillo’s novel “Libra”

Don DeLillo’s gripping and brilliantly written novel “Libra”( 1988) tells the disturbing life-story of Lee Harvey Oswald. It presents him as the tool of three disaffected CIA operatives who want to galvanise the USA into retaliation against Cuba by engineering the assassination of President Kennedy and ensuring it is attributed to Cuban agents. The story […]

30 September 2013
Stranger than fiction: the Umbrella Man and the JFK Assassination

Brooding on the conspiracy theories surrounding what happened to Building 7 in 9/11, I fell to thinking about frame 313 of the famous Zapruder film of the assassination of JFK (which, at least until the advent of YouTube must have been the most-watched home movie in history). Here’s how Ron Rosenbaum, writing in the Smithsonian […]

28 September 2013
Parallel ontologies: the case of Building 7

YouGov recently published the results of an interesting poll carried on to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The poll found that one in two Americans have doubts about the government’s account of 9/11, and after viewing video footage of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse, 46% suspect that it was caused by […]

21 September 2013