JFK: style over substance?

In popular opinion, JFK is regularly ranked among the best American presidents, but how well does his record stand up to historical scrutiny? On the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, Mark White considered how we should view him today

John and Jackie Kennedy shaking hands with a crowd. Jackie continued to fight her husband's corner after his death, says Mark White. (Photo by Art Rickerby/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the December 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

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