Was JFK a ‘great’ American president?

Was JFK a ‘great’ American president?

Tuesday, 19 November at 6.30 pm

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Felix M Larkin will consider his life and legacy.

Because of his early and violent death, Kennedy is remembered as few US presidents are remembered. Everyone of a certain age can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the assassination – such was the impact of the event. With the passage of time, however, Kennedy ceases to be part of living memory and becomes instead a part of history. Now is an appropriate moment to ask just how good a president was he.

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More about Felix M. Larkin
Felix M. Larkin was academic director of the 2013 Parnell Summer School, the theme of which was ‘Parnell & Kennedy: Lost Leaders’, held at Parnell’s ancestral home, Avondale, Co. Wicklow, 11–16 August 2013. He is a member of the statutory Readers Advisory Committee of the National Library of Ireland.

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