Camelot and the New Frontier: The Kennedy Years.
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Camelot and the New Frontier: The Kennedy Years
I. The 1960 Election:Nixon vs. Kennedy(after long, brutal primary between JFK + LBJ (including accusations of Addison’s and possibility of death in office))
Contends that "American prestige is at an all-time high," thanks to the efforts of the Eisenhower administration.
Citing a loss of prestige, declares that America needed a more activist and imaginative approach to international affairs.
Urges economic growth through a combination of private enterprise and individual initiative.
Calls for increased government intervention to stimulate the economy.
Asserts that the U.S. has maintained military standing with the Soviet Union, and that military spending should be watched carefully for excess
Argues that a "missile gap" favoring the Soviet Union makes an increase in defense spending necessary