Season 7 Episode 4: Growing Up Between Two World Wars

December 2, 2021


About This Episode

John F. Kennedy, who grew up between two world wars, would see the rise of fascism in his youth and later serve on the front lines to stop it from spreading across the world. Those lived experiences would influence Senator and later President Kennedy as he navigated the country through the rise of another authoritarian movement in Soviet Communism.

In this episode, we spoke with historian Fredrik Logevall about how the young Kennedy's experience living in pre-war Europe and fighting in World War II would influence his opinions on foreign policy as a Senator and later as President of the United States.

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What We Talked About