Monday, April 4, 2016
On the Fact that One of Kennedy's Main Campaign Attacks in 1960 (His Speeches Are Meticulously Chronicled in Ira Stoll's Fascinating Biography and at the Web-Site, presidency.ucsb.edu) Was His Consistent Claim that the Eisenhower-Nixon Administration Had a) Unsafely Weakened Our Defenses and b) Allowed the Spread of Communism in Asia, Africa, Cuba, and Eastern Europe (He Was Especially Critical of Eisenhower for Not Having Helped Hungary in 1956)
Why has history whitewashed this? I mean, it doesn't take a genius to realize that, while Nixon was hardly a communist patsy, the real hawk in that 1960 election was Kennedy. He proved it in the debates (which I suggest that you watch on Youtube), in his speeches, and in his collected works, "The Strategy of Peace" (with peace of course coming through strength), and for the leftist historians to ignore this topic is at the very least peculiar. Me, I'm thinking that they're either delusional or intentionally trying to preserve the Kennedy myth of him as a liberal icon. Thankfully, most of us can read.