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Kenneth W. Thompson

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Change and Continuity

Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, By Paul Kennedy. Random House.$25.00. Around the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy. By George F. Kennan. Norton.$22.95. We live in an era of unprecedented change and Paul Kennedy's latest ven [...]

The Best of Potomac Punditry

I've Seen the Best of It. By Joseph W. Alsop. Norton. $29. 95. Deadline. By James Reston. Random House. $25. 00. Two of America's foremost journalists published their memoirs within months of one another. Joseph W. Alsop died of lung cancer on Aug [...]

The Search for Meaning

Out of Chaos. By Louis J. Halle. Houghton Mifflin. $20.00. Louis J. Halle's Out of Chaos is a work of epic proportions written with the same motivation and compulsion which inspired Arnold J. Toynbee, Oswald Spengler, and Jacob Burkhardt. Underlyin [...]

John F. Kennedy and Revisionism

The saga of John F. Kennedy lives on for most Americans who witnessed his all too brief presidency. Its beginnings at the Capitol on a cold and snowy Jan.20, 1961 inauguration day and its ending with the shots fired from an abandoned floor of a Da [...]