Politics: Back in the Fray

The international winds in Berlin, in Moscow and in other points east and west seemed to be abating a little, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy felt free to think about his favorite subject: politics. On Election Night 1961. Kennedy was acting as dinner host to India's Jawaharlal Nehru. But the President plainly felt that, for a while, the world's problems could come second to U.S. politics. He therefore turned his mind toward the dozens of smoky, noisy political headquarters across the land, where partisans had gathered to exult or gloom over their candidates' fortunes. And he had himself a fine time.

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