John F. Kennedy in Quotations

A Topical Dictionary, with Sources

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About the Book

John F. Kennedy in Quotations is a compilation of more than 2,000 quotations selected from the speeches and other public addresses that Kennedy delivered to an audience, either in person or in a radio or television broadcast, during his term as president, and earlier, between Kennedy’s January 2, 1960, announcement of his intention to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and the November 8 general election. The quotations are organized topically into more than 60 primary subject areas, many with subsections, covering a broad range of both domestic and foreign policy issues, such as Communism and the Cold War, Space Exploration, Nuclear War, the Peace Corps, and Civil Rights. The title and date of the speech from which each quotation was taken, as well as, where appropriate, the speech’s venue and audience, are also provided. John F. Kennedy in Quotations is the most comprehensive and accessible collection of Kennedy quotations available, offering new and revealing insights into the mind and heart of the nation’s 35th president.

About the Author(s)

A retired corporate attorney, David B. Frost lives in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by David B. Frost
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7492-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0340-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction 1

Agriculture 3

American Leadership 7

   General 7; Image Abroad 13;

Importance of Domestic Strength 15

American Spirit 18

Arts and Humanities 22

Berlin 24

Budgetary and Fiscal Policies 26

   Deficits 26; Monetary Policy 27; Spending 28; Taxation 29

Business 31

Civic Duty 33

Communism and the Cold War 36

   General 36; U.S.–Soviet Negotiations 44

Cuba 45

   General 45; Cuban Missile Crisis 47

Democracy 48

Domestic Social Issues 49

   General 49; Automation and Its

Effects 53; Housing 54; Juvenile

Delinquency 54; Minimum Wage 55; Unemployment 55

Economic Policies 57

   General 57; Economic Growth 58;

Government’s Role 59

Education 61

Energy Policy 67

Environment 68

Equal Opportunity and Civil

  Rights 72

   General 72; African American

Leadership 78; Civil Rights Protests

79; Federal Intervention 80; Voting Rights 80

Foreign Assistance 81

Foreign Policy 86

   General 86; Europe 92; Israel and the Middle East 93; Latin America 94; Southeast Asia 97

Founding Fathers 98

Free Enterprise System 99

Freedom and Liberty 100

God and Country 108

Government 110

   General 110; Building for the Future 113; Checks and Balances 115;

Modern-Day Complexities 116;

Working Together 117

Healthcare 121

Human Rights 122

International Relations 123

International Trade 129

Kennedy on Kennedy 132

   His Age 132; Family 132; Irish Heritage 133; Optimism and Aspirations 133; Political Philosophy 138; Religious Faith 139

Labor Unions 141

   General 141; Collective Bargaining

143

National Security 144

   General 144; Armed Forces 147;

Military Strength 148

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty

  Organization) 151

New Frontier 153

News Media 155

Nuclear Weapons 157

   General 157; Arms Control 159; Nuclear Test Bans 161

Peace 163

Peace Corps 166

Physical Fitness 168

Political Leadership 169

Politics 174

   General 174; Political Parties 176 (General 176; Democrats 179;

Republicans 183); Richard M. Nixon 184

Presidency 186

Public Service 192

Science and Technology 194

Senior Citizens 195

Soviet Union 197

Space Exploration 197

United Nations 201

Voluntarism 202

Washington, D.C. 203

Index 205

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable”—ARBA.