Written by Gore Vidal, The Best Man unsurprisingly takes a caustic view of politics, but also takes a realistic one and one that is still very resonant today. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the American President, John F Kennedy (Democrat), who won the 1960 US Presidential election against Richard Nixon.
Other than all featuring in multiple places on my bookshelves at home, what brings the three of them together? … Read the full post »
The mixing of the visionary and the pragmatic to such great effect makes the speech one that shows the way for orators of much lesser ability, who may not have the words or style to match JFK but who do face similar challenges with the arguments they wish to present. … Read the full post »
John F Kennedy said that “without debate, without criticism no administration can succeed and no republic can survive” … Read the full post »
Eugene Burdick died tragically young, but why have his books about politics been forgotten? … Read the full post »
Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding … Read the full post »
British political commentators love looking to the US. It’s why mention “TV leader debates” and you won’t have to wait long until someone mentions the 1960 JFK versus Nixon affair but you’ll have to wait an awful long time until someone mentions the earlier 1950s pioneering effort in Sweden. … Read the full post »