JFK, Conservative

JFK, Conservative

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JFK, Conservative by Ira Stoll, Paul Boehmer

A startling reconsideration of John F. Kennedy’s record and achievements

John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. He inspired LBJ to push for landmark civil rights laws. His “New Frontier” promised new spending on education and medical care for the elderly. His champions insist he would have done great liberal things had he not been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.

But what if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career, in historical perspective? What if this hero of liberals was, in fact, the opposite of a liberal?

As Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy was a conservative. His two great causes were anticommunism and economic growth. His tax cuts, which spurred one of the greatest economic booms in our history, were fiercely opposed by his more liberal advisers. He fought against unions. He pushed for free trade and a strong dollar. And above all, he pushed for a military buildup and an aggressive anticommunism around the world. Indeed, JFK had more in common with Ronald Reagan than with LBJ.

Not every Republican is a true heir to Kennedy, but hardly any Democrats deserve that mantle. JFK, Conservative is sure to appeal to conservative readers — and will force liberals to reconsider one of their icons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482929799
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

IRA STOLL  is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com, and the author of Samuel Adams: A Life. From 2002 to 2008 he was vice president and managing editor of The New York Sun. Previously, he served as Washington correspondent and managing editor of The Forward, as North American editor of the Jerusalem Post, and as president of the Harvard Crimson.

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JFK, Conservative 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ira Stoll offers up some decent insights about the current Republican party. Contrary to what both parties believe, Stoll argued that modern conservatism derived its platform from President Kennedy. Shows strong correlation between the attitude and beliefs of President Kennedy's and President Reagan's terms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theory and spectulation and now dated