John F. Kennedy and the Cold War with Stephen Knott | Documents and Debates

In this episode The American Idea Jeff is joined by Stephen Knott, Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College and the Thomas and Mabel Guy Professor in American History and Government at Ashland University, for a conversation on John F. Kennedy and his leadership during the Cold War. Their conversation explores Kennedy’s anti-Communist policies, his relationship with Nikita Khrushchev, tensions surrounding West Berlin and Cuba, and the great American Space Race. Stephen is a renowned presidential scholar, having recently participated in the C-SPAN Presidential Leadership survey and published a book on the lost soul of the presidency. He is the author of the upcoming book, Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy from the University of Kansas Press.

Host: Jeff Sikkenga

Executive Producer: Greg McBrayer

Producer: Jeremy Gypton, Tyler MacQueen