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Thread #59541   Message #950519
Posted By: GUEST,pdc
11-May-03 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Breathtaking Speech - Kennedy on Frost
Subject: RE: Breathtaking Speech - Kennedy on Frost
I think I used the wrong word when I said it would be good to give some of our innocence from the sixties to the kids of today. The word I should have used is idealism: we believed that so much could happen for the good.

Today's kids are still quite innocent even as they are cynical. I feel very sorry for them -- they have inherited a legacy of disbelief, doubt and political malaise that probably began with Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

And although Kennedy was flawed -- who isn't? -- he still represented all that was good and hopeful in America, unlike the politicians of today.