Later, when Kennedy was preparing for an all-out war, somewhere, anywhere, he got Life magazine to assure the American people that in an atomic war, "Ninety-seven out of one hundred people can be saved," if they would only get out those shovels, and take Civil Defense seriously. Jack knew, of course, that this was nonsense, but the White House film critic and historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., assured his master that, if nothing else, this was one way "of making foreign policy less abstract or remote." Arthur thought that the idea of being blown up would strengthen the fiber of the American people...
Before I went to see it, I had always thought of JFK conspiracy theorists the way most of you regard 9/11 conspiracy theorists - i.e. not highly. After I saw it, I thought it virtually impossible that the Warren Commission had presented the whole truth.
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