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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters

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Douglass (a longtime peace activist with the Catholic Workers) borrows the term "the Unspeakable" from Catholic philosopher Thomas Merton in order to point towards a form of systemic evil that he believes resulted in the death of John F. Kennedy. He argues that Kennedy was slowly, and in contradictory manner, turning away from the Cold War hawkishness of his younger years towards peace. He lays out the evidence for this turn, including secret dialogues with Soviet leader Kruschev, and argues that it caused the US military- intelligence establishment to have Kennedy killed. After examining the assassination in some detail, he concludes that the Central Intelligence Agency was the coordinating instrument for the assassination but that responsibility was far more systemic and, well, "Unspeakable." Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Colbydog, April 22, 2008 (view all comments by Colbydog)
Douglass has researched and written the definitive book on JFK and his assassination.
Nearly half his book is remarkably detailed footnoting and indexing.

Douglas builds the case that Kennedy was assassinated by the an alliance of his own advisors and the military, corporate and intelligence community. He details JFK's turning towards a viewpoint of nuclear disarmament, exiting Vietnam and stepping down our vast military arsenal. He poses this as being
the reason for his assassination and he uses many declassified documents
both from Soviet Russia and the US to bolster his case.

The book may be four fingers thick, but it reads like a suspense thriller.
You'll be captivated by every word.
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ISBN:
9781570757556
Author:
Douglass, James W.
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Kennedy, John F - Assassination
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
510
Dimensions:
9.46x6.34x1.36 in. 1.92 lbs.

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