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Battle discusses the effect of racism and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) Catholicism on the 1960 primary and presidential elections in West Virginia and Virginia; JFK’s presidential campaigns in those states; Howard W. Smith’s control of the House Rules Committee; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.
Bowles discusses his role as foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign; staffing the State Department; relationship with Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy; foreign policy towards developing nations; and leaving his position as Under Secretary of State, among other issues.
In this interview, he discusses Chester Bowles’ political style, the unconventional selections of ambassadorial positions, and the nation’s role in the world, among other issues.
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