Powerful piece by Caitlin Flanagan in the Atlantic this month.
"Jackie and the Girls" - about JFK's bizarre & uncontrollable womanizing.
Visual thinking and the power of images are central themes in this blog.
Caitlin's piece reinforces them.
Despite overwhelming evidence that JFK was a creep, the iconic John-Jackie-and-the-kids photos, hooks us every time.
"John-John has found a new an adorable new hiding spot. His devoted father, the most powerful man in the world, is clapping his hands with delight..."
So JFK continues to get a free ride, as it were, while contemporaries like LBJ and Nixon are judged harshly.
Their resentment is understandable, no?
Any learning points, besides "images are powerful"?
Life's not fair.
Be careful to be born rich...
What would Socrates have thought?