In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report’s release on September 24th James welcomes to Real Politik professor and well-known JFK assassination expert Jim Fetzer. They cover a gamut of often overlooked and misunderstood elements of JFK assassination research that comprise Fetzer’s vast body of work in this area, including Oliver Stone’s 1991 film JFK, President Kennedy’s severely compromised autopsy, the altered Zapruder film, the roles played by LBJ and the Secret Service in the assassination, the US government and news media’s distortion of deep events, and much more.
A former Marine Corps officer, Dr. Fetzer has authored, co-authored or edited 29 books on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, evolution and mentality, and the JFK assassination. Since the early 1990s he has applied his training and expertise in the philosophy of science to examining the assassination of JFK, as well as the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, the Sandy Hook massacre, and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Fetzer is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and has applied his academic expertise to extensive research into not only JFK, but also the events of 9/11, the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone, and more recently the Sandy Hook School massacre and Boston Marathon bombing. He is an editor and regular contributor at Veterans Today, and hosts his own radio program, The Real Deal. Dr. Fetzer is a graduate of Princeton University and holds the doctorate of philosophy from Indiana University.