'Culture of Secrecy'? I do not think of that when I think about Kennedy's administration. The back channels and such were necessary because some around him did not want peace and there was no other safe way to work on this. But the author implies Kennedy had a 'penchant' for secrecy that would come to 'haunt' him. And comparing him to Obama? Nothing like him. He hasn't even got it right about Assad and the so called gas/chemical bomb. A superficial researcher and hardly a historian of much consequence. But he is flogging a book I see.
"I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it. Karl Marx.
"Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.