Let the Word Go Forth
Ronnie Hanna, BA (Hons) MA Modern History
More than 55 years ago, John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the Kennedy legend was born. Yet, elected America’s youngest ever president and seeming to herald a new era of optimism and vitality, the verdict on his presidency is still a divided one, partly because it has been so difficult to separate the man from the myth. This course will attempt to do just that, seeking the substance behind the ‘new frontier’ and offering a reappraisal of JFK’s record as president and ‘Leader of the Free World’ at a time when the Cold War threatened to turn hot.