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JFK and the Lost Prospects for Peace

JFK and the Lost Prospects for Peace” was originally published eight years ago today, on the 49th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The piece must have hit the mark with at least a few readers. I was especially thrilled when author Jim Douglas, for example, sent me an autographed copy of his JFK and the Unspeakable shortly after “Lost Prospects” appeared. I believe this is more relevant today, as the United States stands once again at a major crossroads, than in 2012.JFT

James F. Tracy
MemoryHoleBlog

(Originally posted November 22, 2012)

Report From Iron Mountain: On The Possibility and Desirability of Peace is a uniquely important document worthy of careful reconsideration a half-century after JFK’s passing. It points to not only the rationales behind the military industrial complex and its overarching influence, but perhaps more importantly how a very real discussion concerning the nation’s priorities proceeded under Kennedy’s watch—a window of possibility that was violently shut on November 22, 1963.[1]

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