Letter to My Daughters

Barack Obama has written a letter to his children on the eve of his inauguration. You can read the full text here. It is a touching piece: emotional, vivid and full of love for Sacha and Malia. He explains what his vision is, of the future, and why he embarked on the journey he did, which led ultimately to the White House.

It made me think of W.B. Yeats’ poem: ‘A Prayer for my Daughter’ which he published in June 1919. You can read the full poem here, and let me know if you agee that, fundamentally, both men wish the same thing for their children.

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