Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On my reading list: JFK and the Unspeakable

“Jim Douglass proposes a shocking rereading of the Kennedy presidency and assassination. He depicts a president deeply changed by the Cuban missile crisis and determined to end the Cold War with the USSR, change relations with Cuba and withdraw the troops from Vietnam. Thereby he became ‘marked for assassination.’ Douglass' message is that the greatest obstacle to world peace was and still is the secret National Security State that was built in the U.S. by the Cold War. To create a more peaceful world, U.S. Americans will have to take seriously the need to dismantle this secret government. Are we willing to take the risks?”—Rosemary Radford Ruether, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly one of the best books on the case:

Henry Cabot Lodge and Lucien Conein subverted JFK's vision for Saigon

JFK and the Unspeakable is a must read.

MinM

10:28 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

I'm DEFINITELY going to read this book.

11:49 AM  

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