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What my father, RFK, means today

Robert F. Kennedy on Sept. 28, 1962, as U.S. Attorney General; he would later serve as a Senator for New York

THINK OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, LYNDON B. JOHNSON OR Richard Nixon. Each, in his own way, is firmly set in a certain era of American history. Yet as vibrant as they were at the peak of their power and influence, none of these men could easily slip into the contemporary political world. Their leadership was unique to their time and place.

That does not

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