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Author: John Orr

Title: Paranoid Fictions: Conspiracy Theory, JFK and Nightmare on Elm Street Continued.

Year: 1995

ISBN: 1-900522-00-4

This paper examines the continuing controversy surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and its role in the development of American culture and politics of the last thirty years. It looks at the current attraction of conspiracy theories and their use in popular fiction and cinema, giving special attention to the problems which political conspiracies and conspiracy critiques post for the legitimacy of liberal-democratic societies.

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