JFK and the Unspeakable

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters,” by James W. Douglass (2008 Orbis Books)

“Jim Douglass has unraveled the story of President Kennedy’s astonishing and little-known turn toward peace, and the reasons why members of his own government felt he must be eliminated. This disturbing, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring book should be read by all Americans. It has the power to change our lives and to set us free.”—MARTIN SHEEN

Published by Orbis Books, in hard cover and e-book form. In November 2013, Orbis Books released a new, hardcover edition for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death. The new edition is endorsed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., which is “the first time any member of the Kennedy family has publicly endorsed a book that attributes President Kennedy’s assassination to a conspiracy involving the military-intelligence establishment of the U.S. government.”

Paperback published by Simon & Schuster in 2010 and from your local independent bookstore. Library search, franchise bookstore which carry the books, and more at World Catalog.

Project Unspeakable“The Unspeakable is not far way.  It is not somewhere out there, identical with a government that became foreign to us. The emptiness of the void, the vacuum of responsibility and compassion, is in ourselves.  Our citizen denial provides the ground for our government’s doctrine of ‘plausible deniability.’” Jim Douglass, author

Biography of Jim Douglass, with video interview about JFK and the UnspeakableAudio interview: Christopher Lydon, On Point RadioBook review by Edward Curtin (2009) A comprehensive review. “Douglass presents a very compelling argument that Kennedy was killed by “unspeakable” (the Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s term) forces within the U.S. national security state because of his conversion from a cold warrior into a man of peace. … We are then faced with the contemporary relevance, and since we know that every president since JFK has refused to confront the growth of the national security state and its call for violence, one can logically assume a message was sent and heeded.”Book review by Oliver Stone