In 1993, I was finishing a book about President Kennedy's conflicts with some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful groups of people. The work that I did for that book over a five-year period rekindled my interest in the assassination. Like most Americans, I thought that the official story was probably false. I had over the years read a few books about the assassination. Once I had systematically reviewed Kennedy's policies, many of which had been given little or no previous attention, I knew there were many reasons for his assassination. I had also gained a much greater appreciation of and respect for Kennedy as a person and a president. The real Kennedy turned out to be better than most of the images of him, even the positive ones.
He actually did try to do, with considerable success, what he had promised to do while campaigning for the presidency. He said he would get the country moving again. Just weeks after taking office he sent a message to Congress entitled "Program to Restore Momentum to the American Economy." This action represented his general intentions and was the first of many initiatives that he undertook as part of his effort to promote economic progress.
Once I understood the significance of his presidency, I also began to see the assassination in a new way. From World War Two to the early 1970’s, the U.S. enjoyed an unprecedented level of prosperity. Most people got something out of this prosperity. That long period featured two short but intense periods of improvements in the nation's productive powers. Those occurred during World War Two and in the years 1962 to 1966. Those two short periods were likely the source of much or most of our post-war prosperity...
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