Jason Duncan - John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism

December 4, 2013

7 p.m. – Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU


Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy’s legacy is often overshadowed by the shock of his assassination and the revelations concerning his private life. Kennedy governed at a time when political parties were less polarized, the economy was expanding, most Americans recognized the necessity of the Cold War, and trust in the government was at an all-time high. He met that moment in history by encouraging fellow citizens to use the power and wealth of the United States to achieve greatness at home, overseas, and even beyond the limits of the earth. This Hauenstein Center event was in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum.