chapter  2
28 Pages


Eisenhower’s successor offered the promise of a new era. John F. Kennedy was young, dynamic and articulate and when he took office in January 1961 he sought to translate these personal qualities into policies. Just as Eisenhower had believed that his predecessor’s administration had run out of ideas, so Kennedy wanted to reinvigorate US policy-making during his presidency. He brought in many young, dynamic individuals, people who reflected his style of thinking and his way of working.