16 November 2023, The Tablet

The death of John F. Kennedy – a strategy of peace

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The death of John F. Kennedy – a strategy of peace

John F. Kennedy calls for reconciliation at the American University in Washington, DC.
photo: alamy/abaca/cnp, arnie sachs

A week after the death of Pope John XXIII, in a remarkable speech echoing many of the themes of his last encyclical, Pacem in Terris, the President of the United States switched from cold warrior to peacemaker. Five months later, on 22 November 1963, he was assassinated.
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