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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters Hardcover – 25 Jun 2008

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books (25 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781570757556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570757556
  • ASIN: 1570757550
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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''One of the most important books in recent years . . . . I hope many churchpeople will read it to understand the depth of our country s unspeakable darkness and be free, in the spirit of John Kennedy and Jim Douglass, to pursue 'peace for all humanity.' '' --John Dear, S.J., author, Living Peace

''Remarkable: devastating in its documented indictment of the dark forces that have long deformed the public life of this country . . . . This book should be required reading for every American citizen.'' --Richard Falk, Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University

''An exceptional achievement. Douglass has made the strongest case so far in the JFK assassination literature as to the Who and the Why of Dallas.'' --Gerald McKnight, author, Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why


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 hawkishn

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