Online course teaches JFK story

Here’s a new way to learn about the assassination of President Kennedy. You don’t have to read books or watch YouTube documentaries

You can take an online course from Larry Sabato, professor of political science at the University of Virginia, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Kennedy Half Century.”

The course is available on the Coursera platform.

3 thoughts on “Online course teaches JFK story”

  1. Nothing is what it’s worth.

    Why should anyone listen to Sabato when Sabato believes:

    His book is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT Kennedy book.

    JFK was VERY friendly with Joltin’ Joe McCarthy.

    JFK was a conservative President who paved the way for Reagan because JFK was “tough on communism” and believed in a “very muscular” foreign policy. Can’t wait for Sabato’s class on Laos, the Congo and all of Africa, Cuba, Indonesia, South Vietnam, Trujillo, and India. Not to mention Sabato’s class on Kennedy’s industrial and tax policy, which was extremely pro-domestic manufacturing and anti-financial speculation. You know, just like Reagan’s. (To equate Kennedy’s tax cuts with Reagan’s is truly to enter BizarroLand.)

    That LBJ’s Vietnam policy was driven by a hatred of “intellectuals” (tell it to David Halbertsam) but not by Southern/Western/Texas cowboy economies.

    The only Un-Lone Nut weirdness we should be concerned with was the poor security around President Kennedy.

    The Civil Rights act was “going nowhere” at the time of Dallas.

    LBJ’s ideas for a War on Poverty dwarfed Kennedy’s intentions.

    What the Kennedys did was almost as bad as Watergate, equating Steel executives with political protesters.

    Can’t wait. . .

  2. The course costs nothing to take and people don’t have to buy anything, including the book. They don’t even have to take the exams, although you can’t get a certificate of completion unless you do. This course is a public service from UVA, and it isn’t just about the assassination. It covers JFK’s entire career, his Presidency, and the effects of his legacy on his nine successors in the White House.

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