The current flurry of retrospectives on John F. Kennedy will build to a crescendo as next week’s 50th anniversary of his assassination draws near. And amid all these remembrances, there will inevitably be some historical revisionism (which is not necessarily a bad thing; solid revisionism helps clarify history).
Another inevitability is the argument over Kennedy’s place on the liberal-conservative spectrum.
On that score, David Greenberg , a contributing editor at The New Republic and professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, SAYS Kennedy’s continued popularity owes largely to his liberalism.
On the fiftieth anniversary of ...