Skip to content

looking back on those looking ahead

August 11, 2010

Every day I savor wave after wave of email newsletters from all points on the political spectrum. Recently, I found a fascinating collection of pieces from the National Review. The conservative magazine republished four articles that originally appeared in the Dec. 17, 1963, edition, the first since the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22. Their critical tone was expected but nevertheless, as I said, fascinating.

R.I.P: “The editors of National Review judged John Fitzgerald Kennedy to be a consummate technician of mass politics. His programs and policies — often chosen, by the evidence, in opportunistic furtherance of technical manipulations — we judged to be, for the most part, dangerous to the nation’s well-being and security, and to the survival of our perilously threatened Western civilization. Neither his death nor the fearful manner of it provides any reason to change these judgments.”

Which Way with LBJ? “If he can keep business happy, and deal with Khrushchev without kowtowing to him, the theme of ‘peace and prosperity’ could provide a stronger platform for him than it would have made for a Kennedy who had had three years’ headstart on him in making enemies.”

Foreign Policy of the Kennedy Administration: “From the point of view of its American proponents, the Yalta strategy looks both realistic and attractive, since they see it as the road to agreement between the two decisive world powers. From the point of view of the Kremlin it also looks both realistic and attractive: they see it as the best method for burying us.”

And Still … Goldwater Can Win: “One would think that after the brutal assassination of President Kennedy, responsible men would have recoiled in horror from capitalizing upon it for ideological ends. Yet, hardly had John F. Kennedy been officially pronounced dead than the Liberal Establishment broke forth in a nationwide television and radio orgy of lynch incitement against the American Right.”

Advertisements

From → HISTORY

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Raising Mama

Stories, antidotes and rants about what happens when you change roles...

Bold Thoughts

Lets Think Bright For A Change!!

www.Brainwashed-children-divorce.info www.離婚中被洗腦的兒童.org

A community for those involved with the Family Court of Hong Kong. We would like to hear your story about Family Court in Hong Kong. Languages English and Traditional Chinese. Established April 16, 2018. 一個涉及香港家事法庭的社群成立於2018年4月16日。我們希望可以聽聽你對於家事法庭的故事. 英文語言及繁體中文. -- 離婚中被洗腦的兒童」是虐待兒童 父母疏離是涉及已分配孩子的父母的. Site format best viewed from a computer.

Starting from the Middle

A thirty-something's journey to a new life

ORGANIZED LIFE TODAY

LEAVE CHAOS BEHIND ORGANIZATION LEADS TO PEACE OF MIND

SheLikes2Write

SING its SPRING!

pslovepersia

A glimpse into my life

Novel Learning

Sharing what I have learned from what I have read: A blog by Joe Abittan

Ashburton Museum

History With Heart

Royal Akarana Yacht Club

The home of blue water sailing

David M's photo blog.

A 52 week photo project interspersed with photos from the past 40 years.

KeRoClOwReE's LEt'S pLaYs

Join the journey

Hatter's Madness

A tea party with my thoughts

Percy's War

Susan Drain

Diary of Me and Schmee

The daily documentation of me and my obese cat's growth. My growth in my brain, and his in his waistline.

anisaa19

" Hidup memiliki dua persfektif ' you wont ' and ' you lost ' " Anisa Apriani

%d bloggers like this: