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That was a dreadful...


When you were talking about the death of Roosevelt, I was thinking that for us, for the younger generation, it was Kennedy.


Kennedy was so much more tragic than Roosevelt because Roosevelt, everybody knew, was very sick and his death was a mere question of time. In that last fateful meeting where he gave away so many things to Stalin, he was already over the hill and looked like a death's head. But Kennedy, to be mowed down at the height of his power...what a terrible thing. He was the American dream--Jack Kennedy. He had youth, he had vigor, brilliance, power, money, a beautiful wife. He had everything. Is it any wonder that the young people of the whole world were heart-broken when he went? And to be followed by a real old-time wheeler-dealer politician like-- oh, well!

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