Rethinking Camelot: Jfk, The Vietnam War, And U.s. Political Culture

Rethinking Camelot: Jfk, The Vietnam War, And U.s. Political Culture
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Noam Chomsky dismisses efforts to resurrect Camelot—an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, foiled only by assassins bent on stopping this lone hero from withdrawing from Vietnam. Chomsky argues that US institutions and political culture, not individual presidents, are the key to understanding US behavior during the Vietnam War.

Noam Chomsky dismisses efforts to resurrect Camelot—an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, foiled only by assassins bent on stopping this lone hero from withdrawing from Vietnam. Chomsky argues that US institutions and political culture, not individual presidents, are the key to understanding US behavior during the Vietnam War.

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