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"A serious study by a concerned scholar into the underlying motives of our time. A book that will become part of our alternate history—to be read and studied by future generations. Thank you, Mr. Peter Dale Scott."—Oliver Stone

"I have used Peter Dale Scott's work the way I would a CIA archive: to name names, establish relationships, and generate hyphotheses. That we still have no CIA archives, establishes the worth of Scott's work."—Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago

"A masterful synthesis of decades of research into President Kennedy's assassination. Weaving together the malevolent common interests of organized crime, J. Edgar Hoover, the CIA, Military Intelligence, and various upperworld businesses that comprise the "deep politics" most likely responsible for the assassination, Scott's work is a major contribution to assassination research and, indeed, the social history of modern America. This work sets the standard for all future inquiries into the assassination."—Alan A. Block, Pennsylvania State University

"From probing the conspicuous deficiencies of the Warren Commission to exploring the skewed political priorities of the House Assassinations Committee, Peter Dale Scott offers a trenchant analysis of Government's failure to solve the murder of President Kennedy. I've long been an admirer of Scott's prodigious ability to synthesize and clarify the disparate components that have been injected into the investigation of the Kennedy assassination over the years. No one provides a broader and more revealing perspective. From what he calls 'the underlying continuities of deep politics' to the mutual interests of military, right-wing, intelligence agency and organized crime conspirators, Scott's selective revelations move the Kennedy assassination into the historical context all Americans must first grasp before they can truly understand the consequences that terrible event had—and still has—on their lives."—Gaeton Fonzi, Former Investigator, U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations

Synopsis:

Investigating the secrets surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this study suggests that his death was not just an isolated case but rather a symptom of hidden processes. It examines the underlying politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.

Synopsis:

'In his long awaited magnum opus...Scott does not offer a 'who done it'. Instead he uses the assassination as a point of entry for an extended tour through little known, long buried, and truly disturbing regions of American politics.'-Jonathan Marshall, Tikkun

Synopsis:

Peter Dale Scott's meticulously documented investigation uncovers the secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Offering a wholly new perspective—that JFK's death was not just an isolated case, but rather a symptom of hidden processes—Scott examines the deep politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.

Scott offers a disturbing analysis of the events surrounding Kennedy's death, and of the "structural defects" within the American government that allowed such a crime to occur and to go unpunished. In nuanced readings of both previously examined and newly available materials, he finds ample reason to doubt the prevailing interpretations of the assassination. He questions the lone assassin theory and the investigations undertaken by the House Committee on Assassinations, and unearths new connections between Oswald, Ruby, and corporate and law enforcement forces.

Revisiting the controversy popularized in Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Scott probes the link between Kennedy's assassination and the escalation of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam that followed two days later. He contends that Kennedy's plans to withdraw troops from Vietnam—offensive to a powerful anti-Kennedy military and political coalition—were secretly annulled when Johnson came to power. The split between JFK and his Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the collaboration between Army Intelligence and the Dallas Police in 1963, are two of the several missing pieces Scott adds to the puzzle of who killed Kennedy and why.

Scott presses for a new investigation of the Kennedy assassination, not as an external conspiracy but as a power shift within the subterranean world of American politics. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK shatters our notions of one of the central events of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Peter Dale Scott is a Lannan Literary Award-winning poet and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also coauthor (with Jonathan Marshall) of Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (California, 1991), among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520205192
Author:
Scott, Peter Dale
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Kennedy, john f. (john fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Assassination
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 21 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Investigating the secrets surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this study suggests that his death was not just an isolated case but rather a symptom of hidden processes. It examines the underlying politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.
"Synopsis" by , 'In his long awaited magnum opus...Scott does not offer a 'who done it'. Instead he uses the assassination as a point of entry for an extended tour through little known, long buried, and truly disturbing regions of American politics.'-Jonathan Marshall, Tikkun
"Synopsis" by ,
Peter Dale Scott's meticulously documented investigation uncovers the secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Offering a wholly new perspective—that JFK's death was not just an isolated case, but rather a symptom of hidden processes—Scott examines the deep politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.

Scott offers a disturbing analysis of the events surrounding Kennedy's death, and of the "structural defects" within the American government that allowed such a crime to occur and to go unpunished. In nuanced readings of both previously examined and newly available materials, he finds ample reason to doubt the prevailing interpretations of the assassination. He questions the lone assassin theory and the investigations undertaken by the House Committee on Assassinations, and unearths new connections between Oswald, Ruby, and corporate and law enforcement forces.

Revisiting the controversy popularized in Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Scott probes the link between Kennedy's assassination and the escalation of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam that followed two days later. He contends that Kennedy's plans to withdraw troops from Vietnam—offensive to a powerful anti-Kennedy military and political coalition—were secretly annulled when Johnson came to power. The split between JFK and his Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the collaboration between Army Intelligence and the Dallas Police in 1963, are two of the several missing pieces Scott adds to the puzzle of who killed Kennedy and why.

Scott presses for a new investigation of the Kennedy assassination, not as an external conspiracy but as a power shift within the subterranean world of American politics. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK shatters our notions of one of the central events of the twentieth century.

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