JFK on the Importance of Arts and Poetry

I read a New York Times editorial by Gerald Howard this morning titled, Campaign Stops. Great thoughts and a video connection to the JFK speech on separation of church and state. Clearly as relevant today as in the 60’s. Reading the editorial and seeing the Kennedy video reminded me to connect you to the easily accessible Speeches of John F. Kennedy that is available both online and as an iTunes podcast. And, of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to connect you to the audio of one my favorite JFK speehes, The Importance of Arts and Poetry given at Amherst College. The Road not Taken.


“I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past, and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future.” John F. Kennedy, Amherst College, October 26, 1963


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