Letter From America

Marion McKeone: Voters yearn to resurrect American dream that died 60 years ago with JFK

Robert Kennedy jr has nothing to offer other than his name, but that’s enough for a public desperate for an alternative to both Trump and Biden

President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963

This Wednesday will mark the 60th anniversary of the assassination of American president John F Kennedy.

America seems to have a curious penchant for offing its presidents – all the more perplexing when it can simply vote them out of office after a single four-year term.

Three American presidents were assassinated in the quarter century between 1865 and 1901: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield and William McKinley.

An attempt on Theodore Roosevelt’s life was foiled by ...