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communism
used in Killing Kennedy

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an economic system that abolishes private ownership of property with the goal of a classless society
  • Fear about the global spread of communism is rampant in the United States.
    p. 45.3
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine Corps sharpshooter, has had enough of life in this Communist nation.
    p. 13.7
  • After her mother's death two years before, Marina, who was born out of wedlock, was sent to live with her uncle Ilya, a colonel in the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs and a respected member of the local Communist Party.
    p. 39.6
  • Kennedy vigorously attacked the Eisenhower administration, using the situation in Cuba to illustrate its weakness against communism.
    p. 49.3
  • On the other hand, he had fanatically ridiculed Eisenhower about Castro and knew he would look soft on communism if he did nothing to deter the brutal dictator.
    p. 50.2
  • On April 12 the Communist Party in Guatemala reported to Moscow that the anti-Castro American-sponsored guerrillas would launch their invasion within a matter of days.
    p. 50.4
  • Small, and until now almost completely overlooked by America, the Asian nation is in the throes of its own Communist uprising.
    p. 61.5
  • The next morning, in far-off Vietnam, South Vietnamese soldiers are flown aboard U.S. helicopters to combat a Communist stronghold, a i Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald with their daughter, June Lee, in 1962.
    p. 87.9
  • (Getty Images) move that forces President Kennedy to backpedal publicly on the issue of direct U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, a war that he believes is vital to stanching the worldwide spread of communism.
    p. 88.2
  • The Deep South swung in President Kennedy's favor during the election, but there are pockets of militant anger about Kennedy being the first Roman Catholic president, his desire to bring about racial equality, and what some perceive as his Communist tendencies.
    p. 88.6
  • The barrier is not meant to keep people out, but to imprison the citizens of Communist East Germany, preventing them from fleeing to the freedom of West Germany.
    p. 90.3
  • On one trip to Asia, he praises South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem, a man who tortured and killed an estimated fifty thousand suspected Communists.
    p. 92.7
  • King also appears to be a Communist sympathizer.
    p. 98.7
  • This puts Bobby in the unlikely position of having to monitor King to determine whether the reverend is indeed a Communist, while at the same time ensuring that King is protected from harm and guaranteed free speech as he pushes the cause of civil rights.
    p. 98.8
  • Instead, J. Edgar Hoover is entirely focused on stopping the spread of communism.
    p. 99.2
  • Hoover, however, does take an interest in Reverend King—but only because of the widespread belief within the FBI that the civil rights movement is part of a larger Communist plot against America.
    p. 99.6
  • One of the bureau's division leaders, William C. Sullivan, will characterize King as "the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security."
    p. 99.8
  • FBI special agents John Fain and Arnold J. Brown, warriors in J. Edgar Hoover's war against communism, have been waiting all day to see Lee Harvey Oswald.
    p. 100.8
  • When it comes to rooting out Communists, no stone is too small to be left unturned by Hoover's FBI.
    p. 101.3
  • If the FBI, in all its zeal to stop the spread of communism, is concerned that a former Soviet defector has access to such top secret U-2 data at the peak of cold war tension, it's not proving it by paying attention to his case.
    p. 118.1
  • But those killings pale next to the sadistic methods a younger Khrushchev employed to climb the Communist Party ladder in the early 1930s.
    p. 122.5
  • Millions of suspected disloyal Communists were executed or relocated to Siberian prisons.
    p. 122.7
  • The following year, Stalin appointed Khrushchev as head of the Communist Party in Ukraine.
    p. 124.1
  • In it the Communist leader states calmly and unequivocally that the president's proposed naval blockade is "a pirate act."
    p. 124.6
  • The Communist leader is so sure that Kennedy is bluffing that he has not mobilized the Soviet army to full alert.
    p. 129.3
  • He brandishes the rifle in one hand and holds copies of two Communist newspapers in the other.
    p. 153.6
  • His Communist rants have grown offensive to his coworkers, and his bosses claim that he has become undependable.
    p. 153.8
  • It was Dwight Eisenhower who first sent American soldiers to Vietnam to stem the flow of communism in Southeast Asia.
    p. 155.3
  • But it was John Kennedy who ordered a gradual escalation in the number of troops since taking office, hoping to ensure that Vietnam did not fall to communism and thus perhaps begin a domino effect that would see other Asian nations turn their backs on democracy.
    p. 155.4
  • The CIA has joined in the fight in Vietnam, conducting covert search-and-destroy missions in the Communist north.
    p. 155.9
  • But I can't give up that territory to the Communists and get the American people to reelect me."
    p. 156.3
  • But his faith is almost fanatical, causing him to lose focus on fighting communism.
    p. 156.6
  • His new rifle is pointed at Major General Ted Walker, an avowed anticommunist.
    p. 157.2
  • The fifty-three-year-old West Point graduate is a closeted gay man and a famous opponent of communism.
    p. 157.3
  • He finds strength in the ideals of communism and socialism.
    p. 157.9
  • He is angry enough to kill any man who speaks out against communism.
    p. 157.9
  • Eighteen months ago, Walker was asked to leave the army after telling a newspaper reporter that Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were most likely Communists.
    p. 158.1
  • He has come to Walker's home because the Worker, the Communist newspaper to which he subscribes, has targeted the general as a threat to its beliefs.
    p. 158.6
  • And because of Walker's recent participation in Operation Midnight Ride, a Paul Revere–like barnstorming tour to warn Americans about the scourge of communism.
    p. 158.7
  • He shot at Walker because he wanted to be a hero in the eyes of the Communist Party; he wanted to be special.
    p. 160.6
  • His hatred for those who would oppose communism is powerful and real.
    p. 161.1
  • The former vice president has just made headlines by demanding the removal of all Communists from Cuba.
    p. 161.4
  • Like General Walker, Richard Nixon has been making a political name for himself by denouncing Communists.
    p. 161.5
  • To give his crusade credibility in the eyes of the American government, Diem insists that Buddhism and communism are the same—a suggestion akin to J. Edgar Hoover's quiet belief that civil rights and communism are synonymous.
    p. 169.3
  • To give his crusade credibility in the eyes of the American government, Diem insists that Buddhism and communism are the same—a suggestion akin to J. Edgar Hoover's quiet belief that civil rights and communism are synonymous.
    p. 169.3
  • For instance, some Americans equate civil rights with communism.
    p. 178.9
  • The last thing Kennedy needs during the height of the cold war is to be branded a Communist and a Negro sympathizer—even though he knows that many in the Deep South will immediately make that improbable leap.
    p. 178.9
  • Because Director Hoover believes King is a Communist, the FBI has been tapping King's phones and bugging his motel rooms for a year and a half.
    p. 179.4
  • King's infidelities, alleged Communist sympathies, and relentless pursuit of civil rights make their public association an enormous political risk.
    p. 180.1
  • There can be no mistake: King must sever his ties with Communists and be cautious about his infidelities.
    p. 181.1
  • Lee Harvey Oswald has become an ardent Communist, with the intention of committing yet another bold act to further that political cause.
    p. 185.3
  • And, finally, in New Orleans, a ne'er-do-well named Lee Harvey Oswald is under arrest for distributing Communist literature, leading the FBI finally to reopen their investigation into his behavior.
    p. 198.5
  • The ongoing and well-publicized oppression of the Buddhists has made some Americans forget that communism is the primary reason U.S. troops are in Vietnam.
    p. 208.3
  • He voices his concerns that if Vietnam falls to the Communists, then so will the rest of Asia.
    p. 208.8
  • "We're in a desperate struggle with the Communist situation," he insists, "and I don't want Asia to pass into the control of the Chinese."
    p. 208.9
  • Kennedy's voice intensifies, showing his disdain for both Vietnam's president Diem and those enemies that would spread communism around the world.
    p. 209.0
  • Oswald also carries a pad containing notes explaining that he speaks Russian and is a devoted friend of the Communist Party.
    p. 214.7
  • Like all true Communists, Lee Harvey Oswald is an avowed atheist, so he does not pray for his journey's success.
    p. 214.8
  • Instead of being deferential to the man who controls his entry into the Communist country, Oswald is yelling at him.
    p. 219.4
  • But any case involving J. Edgar Hoover's battle against communism gets top priority, which is why Hosty is stopping at Mrs. Paine's rather than driving straight back into Dallas to start his weekend.
    p. 231.4
  • Later that month, Hosty requested that Lee Harvey's file be reopened due to Oswald's obvious Communist sympathies.
    p. 232.5
  • Hosty commonly sees this sort of behavior from people raised in Communist countries and knows that Mrs. Oswald thinks he's some sort of secret police who has come to take her away.
    p. 232.9
  • He's concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald is just a young guy with marital problems, a fondness for communism, and a habit of drifting from job to job.
    p. 233.3

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