The Assassination: The Mystery Makers

John Hanbury Angus Sparrow, a congenital skeptic and distinguished Oxford don whose obiter dicta have em braced such disparate subjects as the Profumo Affair, Lady Chatterley and the plagiarisms of a 17th century Polish poet, last week published his scholar's evaluation of the Warren Commission Report and its critics. A Latinist, an attorney by training and, for the last 15 years, warden of All Souls College—one of the most eminent posts in British academe—wartime Guardsman Sparrow, 61, concluded empirically that the Warren Report on the assassination must stand and that the "demonologists" who so often attack it have, without...

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