The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation

October 15, 2013|
The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation by Scott D. Reich
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Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's death, we find ourselves enmeshed in an era of political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country” is less visible than it should be. We seem to have forgotten that we’re all on the same team. Fortunately, Scott D. Reich has given usThe Power of Citizenship, a timely book to bring us back on track.

Reich asserts that the most powerful element of Kennedy’s legacy is his emphasis on the theme of citizenship, and that a rededication to the values Kennedy promoted will shine a bright path forward for our country. Evoking the hopes and aspirations of the 1960s, Reich recaptures the excitement of the Kennedy era. But what truly sets this book apart is the unique way it blends the romance of Camelot with the new frontiers of today—not only identifying modern challenges, but also offering a tangible blueprint for how we can improve our public discourse, be good citizens, and lift our nation to new heights of greatness.

Part history and part call to action,The Power of Citizenshiphones in on the very essence of what made JFK so inspirational and timeless, reminding us once again that we must ask what we can do for our country. This is a must-read for Americans of all generations.
Scott D. Reich is a practicing attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and has done pro bono work for the Brooklyn Family Court and the New York Legal Assistance Group. In 2010, he was appointed by former New York Governor David Paterson to serve on the College Council of SUNY College at Old Westbury. He serves on the ...
Title:The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New GenerationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1939529360

ISBN - 13:9781939529367

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