Jules Archer Richard J. Walton - Essay

Richard J. Walton

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[The Plot to Seize the White House] is great fun. It reads like a "best-selling novel soon to be made into a major motion picture."… The trouble is that this book is hard to take seriously. There is certainly a place for popular history and there is a foundation of fact for the belief that there was a plot to seize the White House paid for by right-wing Wall Streeters. But the alleged plotters were so inept—it makes the Kissinger kidnap caper seem sensible—and Jules Archer provides so little documentation for his assertions that one wishes he had written it consciously as a comedy instead of as the unconscious comedy his terrible earnestness sometimes makes it.

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