"Don't let it be forgot,
that once there was a spot
for one brief shining moment,
known as Camelot."
JFK & CAMELOT
It's not "politically correct" or - as Orwell would say - "orthodox" or "goodthinkful" to compare the White House during JFK's presidency to Camelot, the famous castle in the medieval legend of King Arthur. But I believe a comparison can be made, and future additions to this section of Orwell Today will develop that premise.
There certainly is an OPPOSITE of Camelot, which is what we're living in now. The descent to our present unromantic world commenced with the unchivalrous act that killed our modern-day King Arthur, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
All the best,
JFK & JACKIE SHINING CAMELOT
watch Camelot (sung by Richard Burton), YouTube
JFK DEFINES CAMELOT (reader thinks of JFK when looking up definition of Camelot)
Legendary Places (...Camelot is the legendary center of King Arthur's realm. Camelot is first mentioned in Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot; and the name does not even appear in all manuscripts of that poem. Camelot is a dream city, a Utopia, King Arthur's personal capital where he dispenses justice, hosts feasts, and surrounds himself with brave knights. Camelot has come to be associated more with the values Camelot is believed to have represented than an actual place. If King Arthur did exist, his stronghold, his Camelot, would not have resembled a many spired palace, it would have been more basic and the inhabitants would have survived under near constant warfare....)
King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table
Reader asks for help with "in depth" reasons why JFK's presidency was compared to Camelot for her History paper
Reader wants hard facts on JFK & Camelot to finish his BA paper
JFK'S CASTLE WAS CAMELOT
CAMELOT'S LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
WHERE DID JFK CAMELOT COME FROM?
Robert Frost, like many others, conceived of the new president as Young Lochinvar, the perfect combination of spirit and flesh, passion and toughness, poetry and reality...He tried to express this in the language of his poem..."
Jacqueline Kennedy compares President Kennedy's era to Camelot in interview with Theodore H White called The Last Side of Camelot (http://www.jfklancer.com/pdf/Camelot.pdf)
A Synopsis of Terence Hanbury White's "THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING" (the 1958 version of the legend of Camelot, and the one that inspired the 1960 broadway musical that JFK loved)
The story of CAMELOT, KING ARTHUR, THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE and THE SEARCH FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
A DEFINITION OF CHIVALRY
JFK TRUTHS & UNTRUTHS
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