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  • JFKs Legacy on Centennial of His Birth
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    JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His Birth

    Edward Widmer and Fredrik Logevall reflected on President Kennedy’s legacy as the nation marked the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director…

  • The LBJ Tapes Latin America Summit
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    The LBJ Tapes: Latin America Summit

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked about an upcoming summit in Latin America, a meeting with the Soviets about fishing rights, Vietnam and a threatened railroad strike. Participants included Sol Linowitz,…

  • US Strategy During the Cold War
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    U.S. Strategy During the Cold War

    Historian Fredrik Logevall spoke about U.S. Cold War strategy. Professor Logevall argued that many American leaders used alarmist and excessively militant strategies to combat communism, despite what he said was a…

  • Discussion on History and Policy Makers
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    History and Policy Makers

    Professor Fred Logevall talked about how policy makers use and misuse the past. He cited a number of historical analogies and how they’ve been used by contemporary policy makers, including…

  • emEmbers of Warem
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    Embers of War

    Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which he termed America’s “least popular war.” Beginning with the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference that…

  • Vietnam Reconsidered
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    Vietnam Reconsidered

    The forum participants discussed their research into and experiences with the Vietnam War. They also entertained questions from the audience. Ms. FitzGerald’s latest book is Way Out There in the…