Tag Archives: John F. Kennedy

JFK: A Vision For America (Review)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been 100 years-old this year had he lived. The centennial year of Kennedy’s birth has inspired some new books about the 35th President of the United States. The first one I came across is JFK: … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Act Of 1964

There will probably always be a segment of the population that insists upon treating people in an uncivil manner. This is particularly true in their behavior towards people they perceive as different.  Some of the more radical members go out … Continue reading

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Activist Eleanor

I have a great deal of admiration for biographers who take up the challenge of condensing the life stories of people like Eleanor Roosevelt. There is always a wealth of raw data about these historical figures. How does one organize it into a story … Continue reading

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The Hotline

Truth is often less amusing than fiction.  The 1964 dark-comedy movie, “Dr. Strangelove” utilized the newly installed hotline between Moscow and Washington.  President Merkin Muffley confers with his counterpart in Moscow during the height of the nuclear crisis. The movie’s telephone … Continue reading

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The War On Poverty?

Thomas Cleary once wrote, “When the rich and well established, who should be generous, are instead spiteful and cruel, they make their behavior wretched and base in spite of their wealth and position.”  I had been reading his translation of … Continue reading

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Kennedy And Nixon On Teevee

I was at the tender age of eight-years-old when my mind became infected with American Presidential politics.  I had been suffering from a bad case of poison ivy as a result of a Cub Scout hike, so mom told be … Continue reading

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