1. What is the general purpose of an Introduction, and how do O'Neill and Corsi use it to establish their intentions in Unfit for Command?
An introduction is used to provide a foundation for the main idea or theme and to set the tone for a book. O'Neill and Corsi make it very clear that their intention is to show beyond a reasonable doubt that John Kerry is indeed, Unfit for Command.
2. Why do the authors make it a point to mention that their purpose for writing the book is not political?
During an election year, any book for or against one of the candidates is automatically assumed to have political motivations behind it. In this case, however, the authors have no political associations or agendas, and they are focused on the military aspect of Kerry's qualifications, which helps the credibility of the positions they take.
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