Originally published 05/19/2013
JFK's father is popularly remembered as an isolationist, pro-appeasement anti-Semite. Is this fair?
Originally published 02/05/2013
Reviewers have barely mentioned Kennedy’s Cold War critique.
Originally published 05/12/2008
In his magisterial biography Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, Conrad Black points out that Joseph P. Kennedy, President Roosevelt’s ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940 was “ultimately widely reckoned to be one of the worst diplomatic appointments in the history of the United States.”
Originally published 04/29/2002
Arriving at London in early 1938, newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy took up quickly with another transplanted American.
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