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Why England Slept
How the Young JFK Processed a Historical Earthquake

In 1940, the future President tried to understand how England had appeased Hitler and sleepwalked into war. Might his analysis teach us something today?

Published on: May 9, 2020
John T. Shaw has been the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute since January 2018. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years as a congressional reporter and diplomatic correspondent in Washington, DC. He is the author of five books including Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition That Changed America and JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency.
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