Sorenson. Great student. K.s alter ego.. Obsessed with helping k.
Jackie. Born long island. rich. Vassar. Paris. Gw. Catholic. 12 years younger.
Gunilla von post.
St. Lawrence seaway. Courage.
New England conference of senators
Back pain. Crutches.
Johnson head of steering committee. Gave kennedy position on foreign relations committee.
He was right about Vietnam in the beginning before President
Eisenhower went frenc h defeated. He decided to defend at parallel defined at geneva.
Diem. Introvert. Not for democracy.was an elitist.
Kennedy spoke out against French action in Algeria. (The eventually had 400k troops there. Killed torture etc)
Visited Poland with jackie. 2.5 million jews in Poland before war. 80k survived.
Blacks. Not strong supporter. But did support end poll tax antilynching etc.
Civil war end. Carpetbagger etc. Many whites believed carpetbaggers unfair to whites. They were eventually driven out replaced by whites. Lead to sharecropping and actions that undermined 14th and 15th amendments.
Eisenhower civil rights Bill
Kennedy -ives labor reform Bill
Independent streak. Not a straight liberal
Was respected senator new the facts. Made decision based on facts not party
Great inaugural speech
First act doubled dried milk and grain allotments for poor
Eisenhower planned ok overthrow of Castro
Fulbright against it
The plan for invasion was published in us newspapers before even happened
Made to make us look both aggressive and weak at the same time
George ball predicted Vietnam quagmire. Kennedy dismissed him.
Galbraith agreed with ball.
Mansfield too. Mansfield talked with journalists instead of generals etc. Got better picture.
McNamara took charge. Tried to “quantity the unquantifiable.”
Vietnamese actually hated Chinese. There was no unified communist program
Except when Thomas Jefferson dined here alone
Rocking chair interview
I can’t read a speech worth shit
Mam who accompanied Jackie Kennedy to Paris
Hilsman Harriman and George ball against diem regime
First to sell arms to Israel