The Presidency: A Piece of His Mind

President Kennedy is sensibly careful about what he says in public, but beyond the reach of microphones, cameras and recording devices, he is remarkably candid and salty in talking to staff and visitors about his hopes, plans, preoccupations and disappointments. Current J.F.K. opinions: Berlin. Despite the rumors of a U.S.Russian deal on Berlin—rumors set off by a sudden letup in Communist interference with Western road and air traffic into Berlin—no deal has been arrived at, and none is in sight.

The Cold-War Calm. The President would like to think that the current lull in the cold war is a result...

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