The Lives Of Assassins

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John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon were all killed by assassins. But what were the assassins' motivations? In his new book, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes, Kris Hollington argues there are three types of assassins: professionals, amateurs who kill for a cause, and social misfits looking for fame.

Correction Aug. 13, 2008

In this interview, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is described as an assassin and as head of "one of the most gruesome execution factories that's ever gone in record." While many details of the Iranian president's background remain unclear, the available evidence does not support those allegations.

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The Assassins Who Changed History

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