Phillip W. Magness

Historian – 19th century United States

A Canadian in Dallas reflects on the assassination of Kennedy

| November 21, 2013

The following account of Dallas during the assassination of JFK was written by my grandfather George Ikeson some 50 years ago this week. He had moved to Dallas from Canada only a few months prior and described the shock of the scene for the Toronto Daily Sun.

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| November 21, 2013

My contribution to a larger project on the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: It is surely among the great paradoxes of the human condition that liberty attains its clearest meaning at its most imperiled hour. At its safest moments, liberty is lived and acted upon and enjoyed and praised, and yet largely unrecognized. It is […]