John Kitch

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John Kitch received his doctorate in Political Science from Louisiana State University and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College.

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Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics. David Haven Blake. Oxford University Press, 2016.
 
The relationship between celebrity and the presidency is a topic that has become familiar to most Americans.  During Obama’s eight years in office, he appeared on pop culture television shows, was seen socializing with professional athletes, and submitted to frequent interviews that allowed Americans…
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The Metamorpheses of the City: On the Western Dynamic. Pierre Manent with Marc LePain, trans. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.
 
One of the most intriguing ways that the crisis in the Middle East has captured the attention of the West in recent years is that regional war, ethnic and sectarian strife, and governmental collapse have enabled some commentators to forecast…