The Camelot Delusion: John F. Kennedy’s Legacy

Review of new books on Kennedy by Jeffrey Sachs and Thurston Clarke. “The luckiest president of the past century has been Lyndon Johnson, the subject of a monumental, multivolume labour of love by the pre-eminent political biographer Robert Caro that has redeemed the ex-president’s reputation. As LBJ’s stock has risen, that of his predecessor has fallen. John F. Kennedy has become the man who merely talked” (2,100 words)

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