PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – In 1959, Lee Harvey Oswald arrived in Moscow to seek refuge in Marxism. He was looking to transform himself into a “Homo sovieticus.”
But soon after his arrival, Stalin died and the Bolshevik spirit of revolution went with him. In 1962, Oswald returned to the United States with a disillusioned image of himself as an antihero because he did not fit in.
Author of “The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union,” Peter Savodnik joins Mike Pintek to talk about the life behind a killer. He became more interested in why Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy, not the conspiracy theories.