Re: political elites 2

Mon, 02 Dec 1996 21:07:31 EST

This may seem like splitting hairs, but Juan Jewell writes of JFK...

> He may well have cut his losses sooner, but his willingness to go along with
>the assassination of Diem suggests to me that he was still looking for
>some sort of democratic option in S. Vietnam that would have enabled them
>to resist the Viet Cong.

In the interest of avoiding doublespeak, shouldn't "democratic" have quotes
around it. There's little evidence to suggest the United States was ever
"looking for" democracy in any real sense of that term. JFK's no exception,
in my humble opinion.


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