Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
by Noam Chomsky
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Publication Date: 1993
Publisher: South End Press
Topics: Democracy: Theory & Practice, History: Local to Global, Militarism, United States
Description: 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 - a political culture that is not made or broken by individual presidents, no matter how many pundits and film-makers would like to think so.
Review(s): "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." - Choice