Alternate Theories of the JFK Assassination: Spring 2013, UCSC
In the fall quarter at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Daniel Sheehan taught a class on alternative theories of the JFK assassination, one of the first courses of its kind ever taught. Starting with the Warren commission report and the official government position, Sheehan outlines in extensive detail the nine major theories as to who was really behind the assassination. The class ends on the theory Sheehan and Richard Billings are currently turning into the book "Rulers of the Realm."
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The Cast of Characters
Evidence as a Multidisciplinary Subject
The Study of Politics: Logic, Approaches, Methods
JFK Conspiracy Theories at 50
Oct. 1: The Historical Perspective
Oct. 3: Critical Thinking
Oct. 8: Oswald, the Lone Gunman
Oct. 10: Warren Commission Report
Oct. 10: Discussion
Oct. 15: Challenges to "Lone Gunman" Theory
Oct. 17: The Later Discovered Facts That Challenge the Lone Gunman Theory
Oct. 22: Undisputed Facts
Oct. 24: The Still-Controversial Facts that Point Toward an Alternate Explanation
Oct. 24: Discussion
Oct. 29: Select Committee on Assassination, Cuban Exiles and Organized Crime (Greg)
Oct. 31: The Mob Killed JFK
Nov. 5: Garrison Investigation and Oliver Stone
Nov. 7: The Torbitt Document- Johnson, Hoover, and the F.B.I.
Nov. 14: The S-Force, Santos Trafficante, and Richard Helms within the C.I.A.
Nov. 19: The C.I.A. As an Institution Did It
Nov. 21: Theory #9- 7 Days in May- Joint Chiefs of Staff Coup (Nov. 21, 2013, one day before the 50th anniversary)
Nov. 26: Opening onto the "Rulers of the Ream" thesis
LAST TWO CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC YET
Dec. 3: Continuing the "Rulers of the Realm" thesis
Dec. 5: Social, Legal and Political Implications for the “Rulers of the Realm” thesis.
Section: Discussion of Social, Legal and Political Implications for all theories.