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Kenneth W. Thompson


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 [...]

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 [...]