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Vietnam if Kennedy had lived

virtual JFK

by James G. Blight

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kennedy, John F. -- 1917-1963,
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. -- 1908-1973,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Decision making,
  • Imaginary histories

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJames G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, and David A. Welch.
    ContributionsLang, Janet M., 1948-, Welch, David A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS558 .B554 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22679611M
    ISBN 100742556999, 0742557650
    ISBN 109780742556997, 9780742557659
    LC Control Number2008048413

      The Cuban missile crisis had taught Kennedy to be distrustful of the hawkish advice of national security officials. Meanwhile, from the Oval Office in , Vietnam .   Kennedy’s image as LBJ’s arch foe—the two men had had a long, bitter feud—infused his insurgent campaign with verve, and it seemed that Vietnam .

      The general conclusion always has been that, had JFK lived, we would not have had the Vietnam War, a conclusion that (as I note below) may be based more on . Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived is a documentary film by Koji Masutani. It applies what Niall Ferguson of Harvard University has called 'virtual history' to consider what President John F. Kennedy might have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in The film was unveiled at the HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, and its theatrical.

      VIRTUAL J F K. Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived. Opens on Wednesday in Manhattan. Directed and edited by Koji Masutani; written and produced by James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, Mr. Masutani and David A. THE MOVIE: There are few things as genuinely thrilling as a truly well-made documentary. Koji Masutani's Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived is that, a masterfully assembled and strenuously researched "what-if" scenario in film form. Those "what if" questions have haunted Americans of all stripes, from historians to vets to grieving families, for decades; they formed the backbone of.


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Vietnam if Kennedy had lived by James G. Blight Download PDF EPUB FB2

The closest we have to an answer can be found in Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived., The New York Review Of Books About the Author James G.

Blight is CIGI Chair of Foreign Policy Development, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo/5(9). Nor, of course, will we ever know whether Kennedy would have followed Johnson's disastrous course in Vietnam.

The closest we have to an answer can be found in Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived. The New York Review Of BooksPrice: $   Nor, of course, will we ever know whether Kennedy would have followed Johnson's disastrous course in Vietnam.

The closest we have to an answer can be found in Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived., The New York Review Of Books A fascinating and important book that uses innovative research to explain how America got into the Vietnam quagmire/5(9). Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived: Virtual JFK James Blight, Janet M.

Lang, David A. Welch Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated _what if_ in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in. Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated _what if_ in U.S.

foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in   But they have been the source for many a speculative article and book claiming that, if only Kennedy had lived, we would have been spared the trauma of Vietnam.

One of the biggest "ifs" is what would have happened regarding the Vietnam War if he had lived. The war escalated under Kennedy's successor, Lyndon B. Had JFK survived, it seems quite unlikely the Escalation ever would have occurred, First a brief background.

The United States under Franklin Roosevelt had favored UN Trusteeship status for Indo-China. When the USSR was seen to menace Western Euro. Summary: Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated what if in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F.

Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in   What if JFK Lived. * The idea that JFK’s back brace enabled the kill shot was first proposed by one of the residents who treated JFK’s wounds, and was recounted by presidential historian Robert Dallek in his book An Unfinished Life: John F.

Kennedy,   Book review: ‘If Kennedy Lived: An Alternate History’ by Jeff Greenfieldwould have looked like whether Kennedy had lived or died the day before.

But as to Novemberor July. Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived: Virtual JFK eBook: Blight, James, Janet M. Lang, David A. Welch: : Kindle Store. Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived. Home. NEWS: Order the Special Edition DVD this month + get FREE SHIPPING. Follow the launch of our new sister project @JFKsBackbone.

HOME; SYNOPSIS; DIRECTOR; GALLERY; BIOS; BOOK; PRESS; CONTACT; THEATERS + TV; JOIN MAILING LIST; BUY THE DVD "MASTERFULLY ASSEMBLED!"-LOS ANGELES TIMES. ARMAGEDDON LETTERS. If Kennedy Had Lived JFK AND VIETNAM; Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power, By John M.

Newman (Warner Books: $; pp.). Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated "what if" in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in Reviews: 7.

Infilmmaker and visiting Brown scholar Koji Masutani took on the subject of Kennedy and Vietnam in Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived.

The film was based on a book and considerable research on the subject by academics at Brown and the University of Toronto, who looked at large amounts of data and transcripts from the Kennedy administration.

The historical ""what if"" that won't go away, John F. Kennedy's unrealized Vietnam strategy gets a comprehensive workout in this volume by political science professor Welch and international. What if had President Kennedy not been assassinated in Dallas on Novem.

That has been a frequent topic of alternate history speculation for more than fifty years now, especially in the major anniversary years of the assassination.

was no exception with Jeff Greenfield's book If Kennedy Lived being just such an example/5(92). Usually it didn’t. In his diverting If Kennedy Lived, Greenfield, the veteran political commentator, asks how things might have played out had John F.

Kennedy survived in Dallas.”— The New York Times Book Review “On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, this is the book to read. quicklist: title:'KENNEDY WITHDRAWS FORCES FROM VIETNAM' text: Koji Masutani's documentary, "Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived," draws from Kennedy's past crisis responses (such as.

Jeff Greenfield, the author of If Kennedy Lived: An Alternate History and a foremost JFK-speculator, agrees as well. Kennedy resisted military calls. A previous project of ours, Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (released as a film inpublished as a book in ), examined in some detail the distinction between counterfactual history, whose purpose, with few exceptions, is purely to entertain, and virtual history, which can yield important insights into history as it happened.

If Robert Kennedy had been elected president, he would have ended the war in Vietnam, expanded the war on poverty and extended America’s commitment to racial justice.