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'The challenge of imperialism'

Fifty years ago, Senator John F. Kennedy shook the foreign policy establishment with a speech that questioned Cold War verities -- and anticipated America's problems in the Middle East today

By Ted Widmer
July 15, 2007

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FIFTY YEARS AGO this month, a young senator from Massachusetts with his eye on the White House took a big gamble. On the Senate floor, before his astonished colleagues, John F. Kennedy gave a controversial speech that questioned nearly all of the assumptions of American foreign policy and delved deeply into a hot-button topic that no one wanted to talk ... (Full article: 1936 words)

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