Dear Alum: Olof Palme ’48

Kenyon’s alumni are some of the best and brightest in the world (we happen to think). In this feature, we celebrate some of our most beloved Kenyon alums with the highest honor any mortal can hope to achieve: notes/letters published on the Internet. Yes, that’s right, the InternetIn celebration of that most sinful of holidays, Halloween, we’ve decided to write a letter to one of our most excellent ghostly alums, Olof Palme.  

Dear Olof Palme,

Thanks so much for ruling Sweden, history shows that that’s a toughie. Civic discontent is on the rise, huh? How’re you planning to handle it, Big Guy? My social skills coach told me that when I’m feeling intimidated I should start the conversation with a joke. Here goes:

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