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John F. Kennedy: The Total Politician

by John T. Shaw John F. Kennedy The political career of John F. Kennedy skyrocketed in 1956. Through a mixture of careful planning, hard work, tough-minded organization, and remarkably good fortune, Kennedy catapulted from promising politician to potential star. There

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Posted in Historical Figures, U. S. History

Reasons for the Cuban Missile Crisis

Herald Tribune 10-29-1962

by Patrick Sloyan One of my goals in writing The Politics of Deception: JFK’S Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Cuba and Civil Rights, is to rehabilitate Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev. History recalls Khrushchev as a dangerous buffoon who underestimated President John F.

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Posted in Military History, World History

John F Kennedy in Office: Tips for Today’s Senate

JFK brochure

John T. Shaw If Senator John F Kennedy in office was faced with the U.S. Senate of 2015, he would not recognize it with its frequent filibusters, fierce partisanship, and increasingly homogenous political parties in which few conservative Democrats and

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Posted in Historical Figures, U. S. History

Seven Surprising Ways Hollywood Has Influenced Politics

Nixon and Kissinger meet with John Wayne

By Timothy Stanley It is hard not to think about the relationship between Hollywood and politics and not chuckle. The idea of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention or Sean Penn giving acting classes

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Posted in Cultural History

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