November 25th, 2013

JFK: Man of hope

Economics & Politics

John F. Kennedy’s death seared the world like none other in modern history.  Countless statesmen, politicians, heroes, and celebrities have riveted the world in their lives and deaths, but for my generation, it is JFK’s death that divides the world into before and after.  I had just turned nine, and my parents were 35 years old.  As with Joshua at Jericho, the sun and moon seemed to stand still in Dallas that day a half-century ago.  And even stranger, the feeling of world-changing loss has actually grown rather than diminished with the passage of time.

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