The Power of Citizenship
Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation
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 us The 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 Citizenship hones 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only did it provide a fresh perspective into the major events that shaped President Kennedy's life and presidency, but it inspired me to continue my pro bono and community service work. The book is a "quick read," but you will ponder its lessons for long after you put it down. The book forces you to be self-reflective, to take stock of your own life, and to consider whether you are meeting President Kennedy's challenge as a citizen of our great country and as a human being. I rarely read books that are unrelated to my profession (law), but this book was recommended by a friend. I was curious to read it mainly because I live in the same community as the author, although I do not know him. I was well rewarded.