Living in Virtual Reality

John Kennedy -- rich and handsome, a golden boy married to a beautiful and accomplished woman -- said that "life is unfair." Well. Even later, one thought that in Kennedy's case, it might have been a good idea, for the sake of clarity, to rinse off any residue of self-pity and change "Life is unfair" to something like "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."

Bill Clinton possesses some of Kennedy's gifts -- youth, energy, the most important job in the world. Clinton's problem may be that he learned a few wrong lessons from J.F.K. One better-left-unlearned text from the...

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