'Preserved in 1963 amber':
From Reader No. 1:
"The Globe extracts Ted Sorenson
from an official US Government issue 'Great Society' Time Capsule. It is remarkable how many of President Kennedy's inner circle remain preserved in 1963 amber, true Liberal Conservatives. It's hard to imagine their hero, had he lived, remaining similiarily ossified, cooking up straw man arguments against televangelists and political opponents and imagining that the solution to federally funded stem cell research is the opinion of 'objective, disinterested scientists.'
"The world has changed. But I have an image of Ted and Arthur Schlesinger Jr today sitting around watching CBS news on a black and white flat screen TV wondering when Cronkite and Ed Sullivan will be back from vacation..."