Monday, 20 April 2009

Richard Nixon on the Moon

The worst poetic allusion of all time? A newly released document reveals how Nixon planned to address the American nation in the event that Armstrong and Aldrin got stranded on the moon. Nixon's speech would have ended with a rewriting of Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier': 'For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.'

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