Category Archives: John Kennedy

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

“When in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a secret Pentagon history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to the press, the shockwaves it set off may have been due nearly as much to the leaker as to the information leaked. While Americans … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Cronkite, General Westmoreland, Henry Kissinger, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Movie, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greyhound Bus Station – Montgomery, Alabama

“The Greyhound Bus Station at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. The May 1961 assaults, carried out by a mob … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Mov., CORE, Free Speech Mov., John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Laos Crisis, 1960–1963

“The first foreign policy crisis faced by President-elect John F. Kennedy was not centered in Berlin, nor in Cuba, nor in the islands off the Chinese mainland, nor in Vietnam, nor in any of the better-known hot spots of the … Continue reading

Posted in ARVN, CIA, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Trail, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pogo

“Pogo is the title and central character of a long-running daily American comic strip, created by cartoonist Walt Kelly (1913–1973) and distributed by the Post-Hall Syndicate. Set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States, the strip often engaged … Continue reading

Posted in Books, John Kennedy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Seven Days in May – John Frankenheimer (1964)

“Seven Days in May is a 1964 American political thriller motion picture about a military-political cabal‘s planned takeover of the United States government in reaction to the president’s negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Directed by John … Continue reading

Posted in John Kennedy, Movie | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rush to Judgment – Mark Lane (1966)

“Rush to Judgment: A Critique of the Warren Commission’s Inquiry into the Murders of President John F. Kennedy, Officer J.D. Tippit and Lee Harvey Oswald is a 1966 book by American lawyer Mark Lane. It is about the assassination of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, John Kennedy, Movie | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, CIA, Civil Rights Mov., Draft board, Feminist, Henry Kissinger, John Kennedy, Laos, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Pacifist, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, SDS, Tet 1968, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment