Therein, Charles Gusewelle, associate editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, relates his experience as a young newspaperman living through a time of turmoil in the U.S. He reported on the civil rights movement and was touched by Kennedy's death. A central portion of his piece is relating his travels in Africa after Kennedy's death, remarking on the goodwill that people of many stripes held for the U.S.
He says that the forthcoming election is about restoring the honor of America in the eyes of the world. He may be right.