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The Kennedy Circle: A New Powerful Masculine Mystique

Kennedy Circle

by Steven Watts In 1959 JFK stood as a youthful political leader, with an allure more akin to that of a movie star or popular singer at the forefront of a movement to overcome a crisis of masculinity in postwar

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Kick Kennedy on the Eve of WWII

Kick Kennedy

by Barbara Leaming Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter On the evening of September 21, 1938, Kick Kennedy found her assigned place in the dining room of the cream-colored castle, which had been

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Obama and FDR: A Faulty Comparison

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by Aaron David Miller With only 43 different presidents, (44 to account for Grover Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms), there’s a natural tendency to compare and contrast our chief executives. The presidential rating game is alternately fun, silly and even potentially

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