Tag Archive for Arthur Schlesinger

The perils of the court historian in the JFK era

Do we need more historians in senior government positions? Arthur Schlesinger provides an interesting test case.

Source: The Perils of the Court Historian–War on the Rocks

JFK encouraged the making of a movie about a military coup

The movie, “Seven Days in May,” was a prescient political thriller. President Kennedy, who worried about the power of the right-wing, particularly generals who defied civilian control, encouraged the making of the movie before he was struck down on November 22, 1963.