JFK's American University Commencement Speech (Redux)
He knew he was marking himself for death. He knew too, that he was working for something more grand than himself. He knew he would have to sacrifice. And he did. I find the Dionysian interlude at night must have almost been necessary. What other president has been so close to the abyss. Jack was wrestling with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Much like Atlas, however Kennedy wasn’t being punished by Zeus.