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Kennedy or Nixon: Does It Make Any Difference?
Kennedy or Nixon Does It Make Any Difference
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
"Every Presidential campaign has its facile and fashionable clichés. The favorite cliché of 1960 is that the two candidates, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, are essentially the same sort of men, stamped from the same mold, committed to the same values, dedicated to the same objectives - that they are, so to speak, the Gold Dust Twins of A...  more »
ISBN: 358414
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 51
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Publisher: Macmillan
Book Type: Hardcover
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An excellent and relatively short essay of both Nixon and Kennedy by Mr. Schlesinger just prior to the 1960 Presidential election. He addresses the three areas of personality, policy, and Party in an attempt to show what he felt were substantial differences between these men and their possible way of governing the nation. Since both men ultimately became President, it is a fascinating look back to determine how well the author presented his case and knowing now how both men wound up leading the nation. It also allows one to reflect on present day politics.