Way Down Yonder


Faithful readers will be aware of my aslant preoccupation, not so much with the Kennedy assassination itself — the first one, but with how people think about it. This review of Alicia Long’s recently published “Cruising for Conspirators” is my most recent engagement.

Here’s a couple sentences:

Long’s book – clear. concise, well-focused – keeps its distance from the muck of who killed Kennedy. Looking through a “lens of sexuality,” she argues that Garrison prosecution – persecution – of Shaw stemmed from a prejudicial-to-the-point-of psychosis cultural belief “that homosexuals were clannish, secretive and liable to commit all manner of crimes up to and including murder.”