JFK and the Masculine Mystique

JFK and the Masculine Mystique

Sex and Power on the New Frontier

Book - 2016
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A cultural examination of the popularity and allure of the thirty-fifth president reveals how Kennedy was tailored to appeal to the public of his time, explaining how he symbolized postwar views about American masculinity.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250049988
Branch Call Number: 155.332 Watts
Characteristics: x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Oct 12, 2016

Yet another pathetic attempt to trivialize JFK, ignoring all the many accomplishments of so short an administration - - unbelievable!
Yes, ignore his Executive Order 11110, the first president to do a run-around of the Federal Reserve and disburse DEBT-FREE money to the people, instead of DEBT-BASED, payable to the banksters!
Yes, ignore his Interest Equalization Tax, his first real strike against the bankers and super-rich for their sheltering their money offshore.
Yes, ignore the extraordinary efforts on behalf of the Internet, and the NASA/Moon Project, both of which have yielded inordinate technological progress, and the last administration do actually work in that direction!
Yes, ignore his standing up to US Steel and GE, while today's occupant in the White House has a lovefest with GE's CEO!
Yes, ignore JFK's massive support for African independence and self-rule, free from the colonlialist imperialists!
Yes, ignore his work towards desegregation, including the University of Mississippi and football, his first hire of a Abraham Bolden [now one should definitely read his book!!!] in the US Secret Service, et cetera!
Yes, ignore his negotiations with Indonesia, not sending in the CIA to murder massive numbers of innocents, as both Eisenhower and Johnson did!
Yes, ignore JFK's promise to Latin America, not to send in troops on behalf of the corporations!
Yes, and yes, and yes . . .
[On the other hand, there's Andrew Cohen's outstanding book, Two Days in June || and Donald Gibson's outstanding book, Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency || and David Talbot's outstanding book, Brothers: Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.]


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