The Press: Historical Judgment

In the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post, Columnist Stewart Alsop argues that it is not too early to see John F. Kennedy in historical perspective and from that vantage point Alsop decides that Kennedy was a great President. His reasons: Kennedy made the nuclear deterrent credible, and he made clear the social and economic problems that face the U.S. For a third criterion of greatness, Alsop offers an odd suggestion: "As far as nature will permit young American males now brush thei: hair forward and out, in a sort of prow to make it look as much like John...

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