Ursula Carlson
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Fresh Ideas: Finding insight into JFK's words, 49 years later

In June 1963, I happened to be in West Berlin the day after President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. He began his speech with those four words, ("I am a Berliner") and the crowd of 450,000 cheered like crazy.

In Germany, that speech was the biggest news of the summer. I was thrilled at the thought that I had just missed seeing President Kennedy by a hair's breath. Privately, I also thought it was a shame he had not pronounced the "ich" correctly, but I didn't hear any complaints to that effect from the Germans. …

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