Nation: That Soul Is Stout

Dallas in particular, Texas in general, and the U.S. as a whole was in an agony of self-reproach. Somehow the conflicts of political and sociological difference, which are always bitter and are historically endowed with passion, had been translated into something unique to this day and age—a climate in which, and only in which, the assassination of President Kennedy could have occurred.

In his Thanksgiving message President Johnson made a great point of it, urged U.S. citizens "to close down the poison springs of hatred and intolerance and fanaticism." Texas' Governor John Connally, still in bed, said: "I think we all must...

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