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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
TO see into our nation's third century with any degree of certainty so obviously exceeds a man's reach that the first reaction is to reexamine such a possibility. A former secretary of state when asked how he handled congressional hearings replied t [...]
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 [...]
A cloud of uncertainty and self-doubt now hovers over most serious discussion of the great public issues of the day. Lines which have long divided liberals from conservatives are breaking down. Noted historians, who once called for strong executive [...]
The world is in the throes of far-reaching technological revolutions. Some of the innovations are having an immediate impact, but others are more gradual. Some become quickly outdated, and others do more harm than good. In a long lifetime, I have w [...]