torsdag 11. august 2011

So many gasping women

It is doubtful if the cublike John F. Kennedy can convince the American people that he is more judicial than Stevenson, more adult than Nixon, and politically more hip than Harry Truman.

Yet his Boston phlegm goes deep. Beneath his Purple Hart there beats a heart of steel, there is enough of it in him to astonish his admirers today, Mr Nixon tomorrow,* and maybe Mr Khrushchev** the day after tomorrow.

Alistair Cooke, 8.juli 1960.
(USA-korrespondent for the Guardian)

*Kennedy vant over Nixon, november 1960.
**Cuba-krisen utspilte seg høsten 1962.

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