This is the grave of John F. Kennedy. Oh, where to start here. He wasn't a terrible president. He also wasn't a particularly good president. He was certainly a massively.
This is the grave of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I suppose I should have something to say about such a famous figure. I do not. She existed in a world with.
Victor Paz Thomas Field's new book on the Alliance for Progress in Bolivia demonstrates just how comfortable America's Cold War foreign policy establishment was with dictatorship as its preferred method.
This is a week old now, but worth mentioning. I normally don't much care for media rating systems like Politfact, but when the Washington Post decided to aim its guns.
In case you still think John F. Kennedy was a good president, Dylan Matthews has a good run-down of how he was so overrated. It's the basic case--major foreign policy.
On January 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, granting federal employees the right to collective bargaining for the first time. Full text here. This began the.
David Greenberg with a classic take-down of Chris Matthews' ridiculous new biography of JFK. The whole thing is a must-read, but essentially Greenberg notes that Matthews dreams of an uber-masculine.
A Ross Douthat column I agree with almost entirely. In particular, I agree that JFK deserves far more of the blame for Vietnam than he usually gets, and I don't.