The Nations: Sympathy & Scrutiny

On and on went the extraordinary outpouring of grief for John Kennedy. No American, not even Franklin Roosevelt, had been so deeply mourned abroad. The great churches echoed the requiems — Paris' Notre Dame, Rome's St. John Lateran, London's St. Paul's. In smaller London churches, too, there were so many services that the U.S. embassy nearly ran out of American flags to lend. In Kenya, the Communist-leaning Minister for Home Affairs prayed before 5,000 people to Mungu (God) to give Kennedy a good place in heaven.

Throughout Europe and Africa, cit ies were...

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