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The Enduring Cult of Kennedy

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.

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