JFK and Ghost Writing

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    In the lecture on JFK, it is alluded that JFK was the beneficiary of ghost writing in many (all?) of his books and articles, and that his books were made best sellers through personal mass purchases. Is this more or less speculation or is this now considered undisputed fact, even among JFK admirers?


    This is not disputed by anyone. There’s even an episode of The Simpsons in which Lisa (in a dream, perhaps?) meets John F. Kennedy and says, “Wow! The man who wrote Profiles in Courage!” An uneasy JFK replies, “Um, yeah, wrote….”


    Ted Sorenson is often “credited” with ghost writing Profiles in Courage


    After Tom’s comments, I had to track down the Simpsons reference…the clip quality is horrible, but I definitely laughed:

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