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Unredacted Episode 5: Interview with Martin Schotz

Welcome to Unredacted, the MFF's interview show featuring authors and experts on the Kennedy assassination and related topics. This episode features an interview with E. Martin Schotz, author of History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian control, public denial, and the murder of President Kennedy.

Martin Schotz' book and this interview discuss the "false mystery" around who killed President Kennedy and why, presenting core information which establishes a conspiracy and further that the murder was a state crime. Schotz delves into the issues of psychological denial, including revealing stories which show the process of denial at work among establishment media, Kennedy supporters, and even the "left."

The book also includes relevant primary documents including Kennedy's speech to the American University, a speech made by Fidel Castro the day following the assassination, and the memo in which Assistant Attorney General Katzenbach laid down the need for a coverup. A few of these are available on this page.

Listen to the interview: (50 min)           Read Interview Transcript

Read History Will Not Absolve Us Online

The entire text of History Will Not Absolve Us, including links to important documents, is now available online at

Essays by Martin Schotz

The Waters of Knowledge versus The Waters of Uncertainty. This talk was given at the 1998 conference of the Coalition on Political Assassinations.

Related Essays

The JFK Assassination: A False Mystery Concealing State Crimes, by Vincent J. Salandria.

A Letter to the American People (and Myself in Particular) on the Unspeakable, by James W. Douglass.

We Know the Truth, by Gaeton Fonzi.

The Design of the Warren Report: To Fall to Pieces, by Vincent J. Salandria.

JFK & Castro: The Secret Quest for Accomodation, by Peter Kornbluh.

The Tale of the Tapes, by Vincent J. Salandria.

The JFK Assassination II: Conspiracy Phobia on the Left, by Michael Parenti.

Relevant Documents

Commencement Address at American University. Kennedy's 10 Jun 1963 speech declared that "peace is a process," urged Americans to "reexamine our attitude toward the Soviet Union," and famously stated: "And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."

Katzenbach Memo. This memo from Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach to Bill Moyers of the White House asserted on 25 Nov 1963 that "The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large; and that evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial." It also noted that "Unfortunately the facts on Oswald seem about too pat--too obvious (Marxist, Cuba, Russian wife, etc.)."

Related Books

    Addendum B: Addendum to the HSCA, the Zapruder Film, and the Single Bullet Theory
Raymond Marcus
Self-published, 1995

About Martin Schotz

E. Martin Schotz, MD, practices psychiatry in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College, and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to practicing psychiatry he is a playwright, essayist, short story writer, and amateur jazz drummer.

About the Book

History Will Not Absolve Us
E. Martin Schotz
Kurtz, Ulmer, & DeLucia, 1996

From the Dust Jacket

"Part psycho-social analysis and part documentary compilation, this unusual book reveals the Orwellian techniques by which the public has allowed itself to be led into confusion about the assassination and assembles the documentary evidence necessary to know without a doubt who killed President Kennedy and why. As such it stands as a critical resource awaiting citizens who need to inform themselves in the process of building a social, economic, and political democracy capable of living in peace with itself and the rest of the world." Page
History Will Not Absolve Us on

UPDATE: Book Now Available Online

The entire text of History Will Not Absolve Us, including links to important documents, is now available online at

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