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The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 2

Americans in 1963 would immediately blame the assassination of JFK on right-wing extremists — on anti-communists or white supremacists. Piereson says this was understandable, since violence in American life had at the time been perpetrated by fringe groups on the right. In truth, however, the assassination was performed by a dedicated communist — by a member of the far left — making JFK a causality of the Cold War.