27th November 2011
Ross Douthat pees all over the Legend of JFK. And about time, too.
THE cult of John F. Kennedy has the resilience of a horror-movie villain. No matter how many times the myths of Camelot are seemingly interred by history, they always come shambling back to life — in another television special, another Vanity Fair cover story, another hardcover hagiography.
Kennedy was arguably the most incompetent President of the 20th century until Jimmy Carter.