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Any book on John F. Kennedy which features his timeless prose brings a tear to my eye when I think about what America lost with his murder. This is even more true now when the prose of our current leader comes in the form of his tweet tantrums and the fawning restatements from the Congressional toadies and the GOP's media arm.
This book is a collection of JFK's speeches with analyses and reflections from a variety of figures in the political, academic, and entertainment worlds. What really struck me was how that in many of Kennedy's less cited speeches there is a prescience that is staggering (environmental catastrophe and the resentments of many in the Muslim world) and of course made me ponder what might have transpired if a madman had not struck him down. That being said, I think Lyndon Johnson did heroic work in pushing through legislation that Kennedy might never have been able to.
Get this book to give yourself not only an intellectual treat but as an antidote for today's miasma.
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