Hungering for Community: The Kennedy Mystique
Death is always a tragedy except when it occurs at an age when life completes itself. So we mourn the deaths of John F Kennedy, Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and Lauren Bessette.
But the media coverage of the crash and its aftermath bore little relation to the actual tragedy of these deaths. Instead, the media hysterically inflated this real event into a national catastrophe, in which the entire country was allegedly plunged into overwhelming grief at the loss of a remarkable young man with whom we had the most profound of connections. JFK, Jr., was anointed "the People's Prince," whose death would "cement the nation" by revealing our "universal bond." Suddenly he was almost …
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Publication information: Article title: Hungering for Community: The Kennedy Mystique. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 14. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 1999. Page number: 7. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.