If, through some special magic, you were granted the ability to bring back one historical figure who was assassinated, who would you choose? Anyone you bring back is guaranteed to live out a reasonably long lifespan.
Your choice can be made through any reasoning - what would have the most impact on the world, what you personally would like the best, etc.
I’d probably go with Lincoln. Had he lived, the Southern Reconstruction wouldn’t have been as royally messed up as it was, segregation in the US would have most likely not been quite as awful, and the current animosity between the Republicans and the Democrats might not be so bad (admittedly, that last one requires a few logical leaps). I also thought about the Archduke Ferdinand, as he’s considered the spark that set off WWI (which, in turn, created the Treaty of Versailles which contributed to WWII) but I think that Europe was so politically tense at that time, something else would have started the war. The inner Beatles fan in me wants to say John Lennon, as we could have had a few more classic songs, but I don’t know how he measures up to Lincoln.
So, how about you? Would you bring back JFK? MLK? Any other of the many, many assassinated figures the world has seen?