John Kennedy at the Naval War College Museum in Newport,Rhode Island, sponsors a luncheon “Eight Bells” discussions. They are reportedly held atop the very same boards trod by Alfred Thayer Mahan as he expounded the theories that would become The Influence of Sea Power upon History.
Who could resist an offer to speak in such a locale? Certainly not I. Therefore Thursday lunch was an enjoyable ninety minutes with local residents as well as some who had driven as many as several hours to attend one of John’s famous events.