The Joy of Not Being Jaded

John Kennedy Jr. was one of the least cynical people I've ever met. When he was thinking of launching George magazine, we had lunch at a tiny Thai restaurant near his Manhattan office. I argued that getting folks inspired about politics was a daunting task. He leaned forward and placed both hands out on the table. "No, no, no," he said, his eyes wide. "People are less jaded than you think." He told me, with great passion, how much his father had relished the joy and nobility of politics and how he knew in his heart that people were ready to...

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