Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Halfway Between the Old and New"

"By the time he jumped into the 1968 presidential race, civil rights had become a defining issue for Bobby, along with ending the war. But what was truly remarkable was his gift for connecting to the white working class as well as to blacks. He was building bridges—between blacks, browns, and blue-collar whites, as well as between hippies and hard hats—in stark contrast to the divisions sowed then by Richard Nixon and today by Donald Trump. Just how far Bobby had come was apparent in three magical moments during that short-lived campaign."

Larry Tye in The American Prospect discusses the last months of Robert Kennedy's life.

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