September 13th, 2013

To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (Part Three)

Economics & Politics

The most important lesson that we learn from John Kennedy is to fashion the future out of our rational hopes, not our fears. He was the first to deny the baseless hopes of idle dreamers:

I am not referring to the absolute, infinite concept of universal peace and good will of which some fantasies and fanatics dream. I do not deny the value of hopes and dreams but we merely invite discouragement and incredulity by making that our only and immediate goal.

But he was also for seeing things as they might be, and asking, “Why not?”

Read the full excerpt at the Huffington Post

 

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