Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Cultureby Noam Chomsky
This book is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U.S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing reflection of the elite political culture that allowed and encouraged the Cold War.
"Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet."
The New York Times Book Review
"[Rethinking Camelot provides] strong arguments against Kennedy mythologists."
"An interesting work not only for the history it explores, but also as a study of how various individuals and groups write and interpret history."
- South End Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Meet the Author
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. A member of the American Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs. His books include At War with Asia, Towards a New Cold War, Fateful Triangle: The U. S., Israel and the Palestinians, Necessary Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Deterring Democracy, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
Another brilliant dissection of American foriegn policy by professor Chomsky. I read the book unlike the previous reviewer who 'laughably' referred to Mr. Chomsky as a 'conservative.' Noam Chomsky continues to serve as a lone voice in the wilderness crying out to those who care to think for themselves and challenge established thought.
Noam Chomsky is a fraud. A fake lefty. This book is a pack of lies in which he smears President Kennedy as a hawk. Read "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" for the facts. Kennedy was, by his own words, "a peace at any price president." With Vietnam, for which he'd just signed NSAM 263 for FULL withdrawal of ALL US personnel by end of 1965. With Russia, with whom he'd signed a nuclear test ban treaty after years of effort. http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty.aspx Over and over he proved it. Listen to his masterpiece speech at American University: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/spee...tyaddress.html Chomsky props up the official lies on President Kennedy, and on his murder by the government in the 1963 presidential coup. He masquerades as a dissident in order to confuse actual dissidents.