When Kerry Stormed D.C.

John Kerry was just five years out of Yale when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became an instant celebrity.

Issue: Mar-Apr 2013

DURING THE Vietnam War, there were many memorable hearings at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but none resonated with the raw power and eloquence of John Kerry’s on April 22, 1971. It was a time of crisis in America—a war seemingly without end for a goal still without clarity, in a country split not only on the war but also on a host of emotional political, cultural and social issues.

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