Friday, October 20, 2017

Downward mobility …

… Review: ‘Schlesinger,’ From JFK’s Historian to Hagiographer - WSJ.

Few young men could have seemed more promising than the younger Schlesinger, until he met a Waterloo named the Kennedys. Once that fatal encounter occurred, Schlesinger went from boundlessly promising brilliant historian—with three volumes of an anticipated five of his never-finished Franklin Delano Roosevelt biography already completed—to a man variously called “a servant,” “a stooge,” a “poodle” and “a hagiographer.”

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