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RETHINKING CAMELOT
JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Noam Chomsky

 

Haymarket Books (2015, world English rights)

Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608464036 • US $16 • 5 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in • 172 pgs.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Rethinking Camelot is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy’s role in the US invasion of Vietnam and a probing reflection on the elite political culture that allowed and encouraged the Cold War. In it, Chomsky dismisses efforts to resurrect Camelot—an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, fooled only by assassins bent on stopping this lone hero who would have unilaterally withdrawn from Vietnam had he lived. Chomsky argues that US institutions and political culture, not individual presidents, are the key to understanding US behavior during the war in Vietnam.

PRAISE:

“Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet.”

The New York Times Book Review

“[Rethinking Camelot provides] strong arguments against Kennedy mythologists.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“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

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. His latest books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or SurvivalFailed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, OccupyHopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today (Expanded Edition)

After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)

Because We Say So

Chomsky on Anarchism

Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian

Culture of Terrorism

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against the Palestinians (Second Edition) (with Ilan Pappé)

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Hopes and Prospects

Interventions

Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969 – 2013

Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion, and Solidarity (Second Edition)

On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)

On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)

Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order

Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)

Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume I (with Edward S. Herman)

Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

World Orders Old and New

Year 501: The Conquest Continues

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