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How would things be different?

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Submitted by Stu Fagin (United States), Jan 24, 2011 at 00:39

Given American policy and actions in the Middle East over the nearly 50 years since the assassination, it would be interesting to hear Dr. Pipes speculate on whether these might have played out differently had the assassination never occurred.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, I do believe that JFK's assassination was a turning point in American history and that the country would be quite different had he lived: Vietnam, the Great Society, and American liberalism would all have turned out very differently.

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