Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Noam Chomsky


Rethinking Camelot is an intensive research of John F. Kennedy's position within the U/S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing mirrored image at the elite political tradition that allowed and inspired the chilly warfare. In it, Chomsky dismisses attempt to resurrect Camelot—an appealing American fable portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, fooled in simple terms by way of assassins bent on preventing this lone hero who wold have unilaterally withdraws from Vietnam had he lived. Chomsky argues that U.S. associations and political tradition, no longer person presidents, are the main to figuring out U.S. habit in the course of Vietnam.

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