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Obama and JFK – how messiahs break our hearts

This week,┬áBarak Obama retraced JFK’s steps and spoke at Berlin’s iconic Brandberg gate.

The White House was going for a ‘JFK moment’ and the world’s media was keen to lap up the easy comparisons between these two handsome, eloquent men.

Obama at the Brandenburg gate

Obama at the Brandenburg gate

Of course it was no accident Obama’s visit came almost exactly 50 years after Kennedy’s famous ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech. (more…)