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How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism

Michael Hogan

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The author and the reviewer believe Oswald did it.

The Left After Camelot

By Ron Capshaw

James Piereson, Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism. (Encounter, 2007), 250 pp. $25.95. Hardcover.

On November 22, 1963, Left and Right came together briefly in an awful contemplation. A hostile mob surrounded the headquarters of Barry Goldwater, the prospective Republican nominee against John F. Kennedy in 1963, chanting "Murderers!"

On the other side, the Eastern Republican establishment also got into the act. Immediately after Kennedy's assassination, Richard Nixon phoned FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and asked, "Was it one of the right-wing nuts?" Even in the Goldwater camp, there was suspicion that Kennedy had fallen victim to a right-wing assassin. Denison Kitchel, the manager of Goldwater's senatorial campaign, muttered, "My God, one of the Birchers did it."

This conspiracy theory, fueled by the media even after the arrest of committed Marxist Lee Harvey Oswald and the airing of his far-Left résumé, did more than distort the facts of the Kennedy assassination. According to James Piereson, it changed the course of American politics.

Camelot and the Cultural Revolution
, Piereson, a scholar and executive director of the John M. Olin Foundation,* argues that liberal anticommunism died that day. It was replaced by an anti-American lurch toward the Left....

Full article: http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read...B8-600425B190E1

*The John M Olin Foundation is a major contributor to conservative think tanks.


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The sum total of the reviewer's evidence against Oswald is "Oswald's palm prints were found on the murder weapon". That's it.

I hope the author tried a little harder.

After they both disposed of that irritating little detail, it was all guns blazing----JFK was reckless war monger hellbent on attacking any country which annoyed him, communist hater of the highest order etc etc, so it's obvious a Commie zeolot shot him--but the left couldn't handle these truths and they imploded. So there.

Even the War on Terror gets a mention, ffs.

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