29 May 2017

In Memoriam: JFK

May 29, 2017 |
John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 today and we can only imagine how he would feel about the current president.
 
There might be a few clues in the following excerpts, which display Kennedy’s wit, perception, and originality.
Today is the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy. The young president was struck down less than three years from his inauguration. So we don’t know what he might have accomplished over the course of a likely two terms.
But we do know a lot about him. One thing we know is that he was unusually witty and had a wonderful sense of humor. Today, with the US presided over by a man with a radically different relationship to the English language, Kennedy’s pronouncements carry special poignancy. Here we share some of his more resonant utterances.
These few excerpts display Kennedy’s wit, perception, and originality, and tell us something about the world at the time. The world was very different then — and very much the same.

Read more > https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/05/29/classic-jfk-words/

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