Are we--as a collective entity--doing enough to increase respect for the "creative individual" to which JFK refers? Have we earned the right to use the word "respect" in the context even? Or, must we ask if we have yet to facilitate the fomenting of creative individuals and a system that facilitates it?
Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages: Archipelago, Island, Englandby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Ph.D. Palgrave Macmillan (Aug., 2008). A collection of essays that dissect the concept of the English nation, and examine the political identity of the British isles through a lens of metaphorical fragmentation of the archipelago.
The reader is brought to question and re-address concepts of homogeneity and political identity, especially as they pertain to the British peoples.
Funny how men, when trying to apologise to their women, always miss their significant other as a function of some inanimate object; "the couch misses you," "the closet isn't feeling well without your stuff," "the toilet is chilly without your fuzzy shag bonnet."