By Ben Durpé
50 monstrous principles you actually need to grasp is a concise, available and well known advisor to the crucial tenets of Western concept. each very important precept of philosophy, faith, politics, economics, the humanities and the sciences is profiled in a sequence of brief illustrated essays, complemented by way of an informative array of field gains.
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As a genre the postwar thriller (typiﬁed by the James Bond series) provides its readers with a compensatory fantasy of cool masculinity and professionalism for an era in which the white-collar worker was becoming less a man of decisive, individual action and more a cog in the corporate machine. Of course, as critics such as Garry Wills have noted, Kennedy himself was a fan of the Bond stories and was keen to style his charismatic leadership on an image of cool, jet-setting glamour combined with a ruthless, macho efﬁciency that cut through the fettering red tape of bureaucratic petty-mindedness (Wills 1982).
Bishop also echoes Manchester in ﬁnding the climate of hate in Dallas (or, more vaguely, the culture of violence permeating the nation) part of the explanation for the assassination. He is quick to point out, for example, that the murder rate in Dallas exceeded that of all Europe combined, and that one in ﬁve citizens carried a gun (p. 52). He also documents the same premonitions of violence as Manchester, and HISTORY 33 reaches a similar conclusion that the shooting was neither inevitable nor easily preventable, not least because of Kennedy’s willingness to take risks that is likewise read as courage rather than arrogance or recklessness.
Although many conspiracy theorists have latched onto such revelations, political commentators and historians such as Garry Wills and Max Holland have seen in the Kennedy’s Cold Warrior willingness to pursue foreign policy through assassination the pre-condition not for a conspiracy but for Oswald’s own ‘executive action’ (in the CIA’s chilling euphemism for assassination). According to this line of thought, it HISTORY 39 was not a vague climate of right-wing hate that gave rise to Oswald, but the much more speciﬁc Cold War covert operations against the leaders and regimes of Congo, Iraq, Vietnam, South Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, and, most prominently and obsessively, Cuba.
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