John F. Kennedy. A man. A president. An American. He died a long time ago. Now, it is 50 years later. Do we still live in a magical time? Only Peggy Noonan has the words to capture this age of miracles.
Peggy Noonan, explicator-in-chief of The Wondrous Magic That Is America, has written a stirring reminder of Why We Still Talk About JFK. And indeed, her final point really "says it all," when it comes to America (Here) (Today) (Now):
6. We live in now. We live in this world. Right now I can hardly believe it that I am in seat 6B of American Airlines flight 2442, LAX to Dallas-Fort Worth, a few hundred miles west of Los Angeles, mountains and desert stretching below—and I am typing on an iPad, and will press a button, and my editor in New York in just a few seconds will read this and post it on The Wall Street Journal website and you will read it. It still takes my breath away. This is "the age of miracles and wonders." Some child born now will look back on these days as Camelot.