JFK policy essay outline

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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/735/1 I. Introduction: (Hazel) A. overview of W.D. Kay argument 1. "The goal of US space policy was to portray the United States as a more progressive and advanced society, thus better equipped to set an example for the world in 'this new age of human development.'" 2. Winning the space race would re-establish the notion of American technological superiority to the world. 3. Offering to call off the race would make the US seem like the "bigger man" and by making an offer he knows Khrushchev will refuse, he is able to further emphasize the "closed" nature of the Soviet space program 4. Kennedy's reaction to Lovell makes sense. In order to be seen as the leader of the space age, it had to be the United States who made the offer of cooperation to the Soviets. Accepting the Soviet proposal would have detracted from the American image of being a leader. It also would have been particularly insulting to take such an indirect offer, as though the United States was desperate to end the race. 5. Kennedy would have filtered out such "irrelevant" information such as the logistics of a joint mission or the near-impossibility of merging two such extremely different technologies. B. thesis
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSCI 000 taught by Professor Hongkong during the Fall '07 term at Mary Washington.

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