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The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 5

Piereson says conservatives were not at all surprised that a communist killed Kennedy, and thus had no need to recast any of their assumptions about America in the aftermath of the event. Liberals, on the other hand, lost an honest sense of themselves, their history, and America following the assassination. In short, they cracked — a condition that endures to this day.

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