In his inaugural address, Kennedy compared the current world to the world as it was during the American Revolution. He said that the similarity between these two worlds was that they were both struggling, the difference was that the world during the revolutionary war was struggling for independence while the world today struggles to preserve it.
Kennedy's inaugural speech is a milestone in the political oratory of all time. It is the speech that the whole President would like to have made in his possession. Elegant without being affected, patriot without being mushy, intellectual without preoccupations of erudition, affirmative without being arrogant, a political piece without yielding to populism, speech is a rare combination of balance and greatness.
An important part of this discourse is Kennedy's iconic comparison of the current world and the world during the American Revolution, where he says that the world during the Revolutionary War was fighting for independence while the world today struggles to preserve it.
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