Rethinking Camelot

JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
Product Number: EB00648818
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608464456
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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Description

Rethinking Camelot is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U/S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing reflection on the elite political culture that allowed and encouraged the Cold War. In it, Chomsky dismisses effort to resurrect Camelot-an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, fooled only by assassins bent on stopping this lone hero who wold have unilaterally withdraws from Vietnam had he lived. Chomsky argues that U.S. institutions and political culture, not individual presidents, are the key to understanding U.S. behavior during Vietnam.

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Author(s): Noam Chomsky
Original Publish Date: Mar 30, 2015

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