Robert Frost: JFK recognised that poets can sometimes be quarrelsome but welcomed the contribution of those who “sail against the currents of their time”.  Getty Images

Americans will soon experience a painful set of national memories. In less than a month our calendars will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassinat(...)

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At a conference in the US I heard the keynote speaker quote William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.(...)