More Than a Brother

"Bobby lacks his brother's easy grace; he is earthier, bristling in his loyalties (the U.S., Jack, and his church; other Kennedys; other Democrats), implacable in his enmities. Jack has been called the first Irish Brahmin; Bobby is the Irish Puritan, not an ascetic but a man of burning zeal. If he does not want to become President, it is safe to say that he wants his brother to become a great President, assisted by a great Attorney General. Meanwhile, as President John Kennedy of the U.S. had long known, as the U.S. has come to realize, as the peoples of the nations he visited were discovering, Bobby Kennedy is a power in his own right."

Articles

Dramalot.

Political TV docudramas, not unlike the Bay of Pigs invasion, are proxy wars. The battles over them tend to be less about their lasting effect on history and...

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

She's the one we all wanted to be like, said her brother Bobby Kennedy. In another age, she's the one who could have been elected President, said Jack, the...

Campaign as Epitaph

It's impossible not to be saddened by Thurston Clarke's look at Robert F. Kennedy's 82-day quest for the White House. Even if THE LAST CAMPAIGN (Henry Holt; 321...

In 2008 It's Ronald Reagan vs. Bobby Kennedy

"The past is never dead; it's not even past." --Gavin Stevens, in William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun For major political parties, which outlive their...

J.F.K. The Unseen Photographs

The unique and intimate alliance of the boyish and eccentric photographer Jacques Lowe, then 26, and the Kennedy clan, the most power-hungry and wealthy family...

The Kennedy Update

It's been a rough political season for the Kennedy mystique. In last week's primary, J.F.K. nephew Mark Shriver, left, narrowly lost his bid to be the Democratic...

Television: Bobby's Turn

As biopic material goes, the Kennedy clan is the most bio-picked-over of all. The overfamiliar scenes of Kennediana crawl by like the Stations of the Cross...

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Photo Essays

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

London in the late-1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth. The music that emerged from England (the Beatles, the...

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