Many arguments, good and not so good, poor and spurious, have been invoked in the controversy about the Warren Commission; that is, about the more or less voluntary confusion shrouding the investigation of the murder of President Kennedy.
Compared to the atmosphere of smug complacency which prevailed in the U.S. not so long ago, especially in “liberal” and even “radical” circles, the fact that a controversy is now raging represents, in itself, tremendous progress. For the critics can today be read and heard, and when some cynical gentleman denounces them as “scavenging journalists,” the public at least has the possibility of wondering whether even “scavenging,” in this case, is not better than pushing evidence under rugs and burying corpses in closets, archives, or Fort Worth cemeteries....
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