Peace Talks Radio: JFK’s Turn Towards Peace
In an in-depth conversation, James Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, spelled out his theory that the 35th President was the victim of a murder conspiracy and that he died because of his peacemaking policies. He tracked Kennedy's transformation from a hawkish anti-Communist to someone who helped save the world from nuclear war by establishing back-channel conversations with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. Listeners also heard much of Kennedy's 1963 speech at American University during which he laid out his vision for world peace, less than 6 months before his murder. Paul Ingles hosted.