The Liberal Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Lecture Description

The talk examines the enduring popularity of John F. Kennedy alongside revisionist scholarship that JFK was not a liberal. Arguing with these fashionable academic trends, it connects Kennedy’s belief in a strong presidency and affirmative government to the strong public trust in government that prevailed in his day and that would precipitously fall with Vietnam and Watergate, never to fully recover.

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Politics Presidential

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