Rethinking Camelot. Rethinking Camelot JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture. Noam Chomsky. Copyright © Go to the Table of Contents . In a potent act of myth busting, Noam Chomsky turns his critical gaze upon the Kennedy Administration and draws controversial parallels between the Presidenc. One of the few remaining Marxists, Noam Chomsky here undertakes to scold fellow leftists such as Oliver Stone for succumbing to the Camelot myth and.
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While Chomsky’s acerbic style is effective in conveying this rethniking, strongly supported by other sources, his extreme writing style makes it an almost antagonizing experience.
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Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
Chomsky provides detailed rebuttals and ensures that JFK is famelot his proper place in the sequence of war criminals that have held the presidency. Tea rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Kennedy was secretly against U. In reality, as Chomsky thoroughly documents, the “liberal” Kennedy was as pro-war as any psycho right winger.
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Kennedy, according to the official documents, sanctioned crop burnings, germ warfare, sinking fishing boats, etc. Chomsky does much to shatter that myth.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The fact that he resides in rethinoing never-never land of social virtue in no way diminishes the warm glow of psychic pleasure that we receive as he flays the national paladins. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The same goes for JFK, the king of the court at “Camelot” and the big “what camelott martyr of American foreign policy.
It is great for discussions in my history class.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture by Noam Chomsky
There was a breadth of influences to consider in addition to a fundamental desire to face threats real or presumed – generally specious as it turned out. He also weakens his own argument by ignoring – willingly or not – certain aspects of the JFK administration’s dealings with Vietnam. Chomsky applies his typically thorough and incisive analysis to the readily available Viet Nam public record particularly as found in security action memos NSAM and One of Kennedy’s trusted, dovish advisors described the president in September as supporting the war, and Chomsky calls the record on this issue consistent.
In the light of our own privileges, we can tell and retell any stories. But then again, since when does the US observe international law? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Walt Moseley rated it it was chomsoy Jan 21, And National Security Memothe memo which essentially reversed the “withdrawal” plan noted inwas drafted on November 21st while Kennedy was still aliveand signed by LBJ on November 26th, clearly indicating that Johnson was simply continuing JFK’s policies in Nam.
He wanted Vietnam to be a sphere of influence of the United States, regardless how many civilians died, he wanted Castro to be murdered, and Cuba to return back to being mafia and US Corporation ran, and even implemented the fascist dictatorship of Brazil to take power, which they did inall of which break international law.
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