Tim Gratz Posted February 20, 2005 Share Posted February 20, 2005 (edited) John had written a very perceptive commentary on why the Eastern establishment leadership of the CIA, perhaps even including Allen Dulles, supported JFK over Nixon in 1960. Below is a quotation from a very good book: "The Last Patrician/ Bobby Kennedy and the End of Americamn Aristocracy" by Michael Knox Beran: By 1960 there was a consensus among the Stimsonians in favor of preserving and indeed expanding the welfare and administrative state. Reformers like Mrs. Roosevelt preferred Stevenson to Jack Kennedy in part because they believed Stevenson to be the more faithful proselyte of the welfare state. The Cold Warriors, like Alsop, and the old imperial proconsuls, like Harriman, came to prefer the leadership of Jack Kennedy, and so did the most influential member of the "Groton clique" in intelligence, Richard Bissell. To these men Kennedy was indeed a "Stevenson with ballls", a man who would make foreign policy exciting again. Edited February 20, 2005 by Tim Gratz Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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