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Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

The Popularity of JFK

John F. Kennedy, our nation’s 35th Commander in Chief, will go down in history as one of the most popular presidents and politicians of all time, but the truth is, he didn’t get much done during his time in office. He was rather ineffective at getting legislation passed through Congress, was slow and pragmatic in his embrace of the Civil Rights Movement and he did nothing to help the situation in Vietnam.

Historians called him a good, not a great, president. What made him so popular was the the perfect storm of circumstances, events and people that came together and turned the flawed human being that was John F. Kennedy into a mythified hero. Narrator Mark Lurenana brings us the tale of Camelot in the White House in this episode of Athenaism.

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