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what does "comic letter" mean? The assassination did not signal a sneak attack, so the price of folly was unpaid. Instead, the lesson was written on the slate of time in cosmic letters and left to be learned. Llewellyn Thompson's apprehension is another matter. Appraising it must be left to those who evaluate Lyndon Johnson's foreign policy, and an account of the transitional period during which he came to power is clearly not the place for that. Perhaps Thompson's misgivings were completely without foundation. McCone's were, as he readily conceded the following spring. By then— indeed, almost from the moment he reached the capital—Johnson had taken hold with remarkable forcefulness.
Jun 17, 2013 3:46 AM
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It could just be a typo, but I wanted to clarify that it is not "comic letters," but "cosmic letters." This makes a big difference. "Written on the slate of time in cosmic letters" is a way to say these lessons were written on the tablet of time in letters from the heavens." In other words, JFK's assassination may have lessons and implications from which we can learn and remember only in terms of some fatefulness of the universe. Think of time as a "writing tablet" on which lessons can be written, and the lessons are written with alphabets from the universe... there is something fateful about all this, no?
June 17, 2013
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