Great Britain: An Acre Forever American

Few Americans then living in Britain will forget how on Nov. 22, 1963, they were besieged with calls from English friends, anxious to console them for the loss of their President. Irish-descended John F. Kennedy seemed more like a scion of England to the English. It was because his father was ambassador there, his brother died defending the Channel, and his sister married an Englishman. It was partly because his wealth, aristocratic upbringing and Churchillian rhetoric seemed in the English political tradition. But mostly it was that as former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan said last week, "He seemed to embody...

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