I wish I was in northeastern Alabama today because JFK author James Douglass is speaking at the public library in Gadsen. If I was there I would go for sure. Douglass’s 2008 book, “JFK and the Unspeakable,” is one of the most thoughtful books about JFK’s assassination.
A Christian theologian, Douglass reminds me of JFK’s speechwriter Ted Sorensen, another man of the religious left with an intuitive feel for JFK’s anti-war instincts. Yet Douglass’s book is grounded in granular bureaucratic detail about the quiet rebellion of the military and national security agencies against the dovish drift of JFK’s foreign policy in late 1963.
If you can’t make it to Gadsen, watch the video of Douglass talking about his book.