Bay of Pigs

There Will Never Be a Unified Theory of JFK
What a year of retrospectives missed about the martyred president
December 27, 2013

What the JFK retrospectives all missed is that JFK was psychologically inconsistent. Only his context explains him.

The Accountable Presidency
February 01, 2010

Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush By John Yoo (Kaplan, 544 pp., $29.95) Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State By Garry Wills (Penguin, 288 pp., $27.95)   I. In December 2008, Chris Wallace asked Vice President Cheney, “If the president, during war, decides to do something to protect the country, is it legal?” Cheney’s answer included a reference to a military authority that President Bush did not exercise.