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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After the virtual insurrection of American youth in the Sixties and early Seventies, in opposition to the very crimes of aggression described with such clarity here, it would seem that a counter revolution has conspired to close the public’s mind – perhaps chommsky heart. If there is one book that I would choose for liberal to read, it would be this.

Rethinking Camelot

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. South End Press Amazon. Get to Know Us.

I have placed a selection of quotes on this topic below. This book is a thorough analysis of John F. While the fairytale narr This book was my introduction to Chomsky.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. George Washington couldn’t tell a lie, Reagan singlehandedly ended the Cold War, etc. As Chomsky po American political culture has this tendency to deify old leaders.

In this instance Chomsky evaluates the case of Viet Nam. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture by Noam Chomsky

Scott Parkin rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Yet another shameful chapter of obfuscation and misuse of the facts. Anyone who has watched a bullshit movie or TV show about Kennedy really needs to read this book. Chomsky conclusively demonstrates that, contra Oliver Stone and liberal revisionists, JFK was a Cold War hawk who had no secret plan to get out of Vietnam or take on the military-industrial complex. Sep 11, Geo Forman added it.

For example, he overemphasizes the US’s role in everything that went wrong in Vietnam, putting blame for the doomed “strategic hamlet” program at Kennedy’s feet rather than Diem’s. This book is a thorough analysis of John F. Chomsky has laid it out for us with such clarity that it is now difficult to justify ignoring it any longer.

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture

The same goes for JFK, the king of the court at “Camelot” and the big “what if” martyr of American foreign policy. Showing of 19 reviews. Then, he analyzes the record of planning the war from rethinkinng Cal Kielhold rated camelkt it was ok Jun 15, A little out of loop as a lot of the names are people i am not familiar with due to my age–but then some i do recognize.


It is great for discussions in my history class. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

A combination of these papers and the hard, complete official documents are as conclusive a record to be found for any of our wars. He notes that studies of the Vietnamese countryside showed overwhelming sympathy for the Vietcong, leading the U.

Aug 11, Adria Irene rated it really liked it Shelves: Kennedy’s role in the U.

This book may well be an important contribution to the specific segment of the American political history and mythology, but that’s just about it, I guess. Bethany rated it it was ok Sep 18, The previous paragraphs cover up to page See all 19 reviews.

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