By Robert Dallek
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In his acclaimed biography of JFK, Robert Dallek printed Kennedy, the guy and the chief, as by no means ahead of. In Camelot's court docket, he is taking an insider's examine the mind belief whose contributions to the successes and screw ups of Kennedy's management have been indelible.
Kennedy purposefully assembled a dynamic workforce of advisers famous for his or her brilliance and acumen, between them lawyer normal Robert Kennedy, his "adviser-in-chief"; Secretary of security Robert McNamara; Secretary of kingdom Dean Rusk; nationwide safeguard Adviser McGeorge Bundy; and relied on aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger. but the very qualities those males shared additionally created sharp divisions. faraway from unified, JFK's management used to be an uneasy band of opponents whose own goals and clashing ideals ignited fiery debates at the back of closed doors.
With ability and stability, Dallek information the contentious and important problems with Kennedy's years in place of work, together with the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile concern, civil rights, and Vietnam. He illuminates a president who believed deeply in surrounding himself with the easiest and the brightest, but who usually came upon himself upset of their techniques. the result's a notable portrait of a pace-setter whose clever resistance to strain and adherence to non-public ideas, quite in issues of international affairs, supply a cautionary story for our personal time.
Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Camelot's court docket is an intimate journey of a tumultuous White apartment and a brand new portrait of the boys whose strong effect formed the Kennedy legacy.
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128). The choral harmony of the authoritative narrators and the 'objective' critics re-encodes the silence about women's oppression. The aperspectival poeticist approach to the biblical narrative excludes questions about gender, which consequently renders the Bible's patriarchal ideology invisible. The fundamental premise of contemporary biblical poeticism is that it is possible to articulate rules about the way in which the biblical narrative 'behaves' regardless of its male voice. Dialogue, characterization, point of view, gaps, repetition and omission 40 Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative are discussed in a neutral 'objective' fashion as if the ideology of male supremacy had nothing to do with the construction of these elements.
What emerges is an ideology that affirms in women their ability and willingness to support the patriarchal arrangement. The prerogative of the husband to marry several wives is justified by the wife's interest in male progeny. The authority of the father is not linked to his moral status, whereas the mother's procreative ability is. The status of the bride as deserving of respect and attention dwindles. The sister needs her brother to protect her and the daughter is blamed for taking the initiative, for venturing outside.
G. Deborah). Exum revises her position in a later article where she discusses patriarchal strategies against mother figures. ), A Feminist Companion to Exodus to Deuteronomy (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press), pp. 37-61. See also 'The (M)other's Place', in Fragmented Women, pp. 94-147. Mieke Bal uses the term in metaphorical terms as well in her psychoanalytic approach to the murderous women in the book of Judges. See Death and Dissymmetry, pp. 197-230. 3. The Biblical Mother 47 As we have seen, however, positive portrayals of mothers do not run counter to the political interests of patriarchy.