Tag: John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Friday, 22 November, 2013 0 Comments

Yes, there really was a Camelot upon the banks of the Potomac. Sure, it was a media construct, but it resonated with millions yearning for a sunnier alternative to the sombre uncertainty of the Cold War. The shots that rang out in Dallas on 22 November 1963, and the sudden death of the 46-year-old president, still echo down the decades and on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy we pause to take stock of one of the defining moments of modern history because nothing in the course of “the American century” marked it as profoundly as the killing of Camelot. RIP, JFK.

In short, there’s simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot