AMERICAN NOTES: Anguished Anniversary

I guess the only reason we've survived is that there are too many of us. There are more of us than there is trouble.

The wry words were those of Robert Kennedy, later to be struck down himself, meditating on all the losses of the Kennedy family, including that of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th and youngest elected President of the U.S. This week marks the tenth anniversary of his assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald. In one sense the event seems very long ago; the intervening decade-of war and protest, civil rights and Watergate, has been one of the most tumultuous...

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