Monthly Archives: November 2013

Barry’s Blog # 76: John F. Kennedy and America’s Obsession with Innocence (Part 4)

Sing sorrow, sorrow, but good win out in the end. – Aeschylus As a mythologist (and sharing our common curiosity about these things), I felt responsible to watch several 2013 documentaries and read much of what passed for journalism on … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 75: John F. Kennedy and America’s Obsession with Innocence (Part Three)

Wow! I never realized that Kennedy and Vietnam was to your generation what Princess Diana and 9/11 is to ours. – A thirty-something The Dying God (1) He was known in Babylon as Tammuz, in Egypt as Osiris and Serapis, in … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 74: John F. Kennedy and America’s Obsession with Innocence (Part Two)

I shouted out, “Who killed the Kennedys?” When after all it was you and me.  – Mick Jagger & Keith Richards Myth Making 1 – Inventing Camelot The Kennedy clan began to manipulate the media images of JFK and his immediate … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 73: John F. Kennedy and America’s Obsession with Innocence (Part One)

PART ONE: Myths (First posted in 2013, updated 2017) At book talks I often ask: When did you lose your innocence? Common answers include 9/11/2001 and the various political assassinations of the 1960s. Then I ask: When did you lose … Continue reading

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