Rudyard Kipling’s poem IF is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson, a Victorian war hero who led the failed Jameson Raid against the Transvaal Republic. I know this history because in the 1960s I taught at Jameson High School in Zimbabwe. The school was named in the man’s honor
IF ONE COULD TALK WITH RUDYARD KIPLING Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” offers advice on character building and how to weather the vagaries of one’s fellowman. Unfortunately, it says nothing about coping with electronic devices, which is natural enough as the man died in 1936.