At 5:30pm (U.K. time) on Nov. 22, 1963, C.S. Lewis collapsed in his home in Oxford after a long illness and died a few minutes later. At the same time, across the Atlantic, President John F. Kennedy was landing at the Dallas airport after the short flight from Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Within an hour, the fatal shots were fired that ended the president’s life.
Not surprisingly, the assassination of the U.S. president eclipsed the news of the death of the British writer, the latter’s death going almost unnoticed, buried in the small print beneath the JFK-dominated headlines. Today, 50 years on, it is interesting to ponder how the reputations of the two men have fared....READ MORE