Reflecting on Robert F. Kennedy’s lost promise

Reflecting on Robert F. Kennedy’s lost promise

Cape Cod Times
June 2, 2018

The bullets that mowed down Robert F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week cut short a personal and political transformation that had energized the Democratic Party and given hope to large segments of America during a period of great turmoil.

For those who knew and loved the 42-year-old senator and former attorney general — as well as those who have studied him, emulated him and admired him from afar — RFK’s death did more than kill the hope he would succeed his assassinated older brother John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office.

Kennedy’s murder in a Los Angeles hotel delivered a serious blow to progressive and liberal causes, exacerbated a yawning racial divide and quite possibly delayed the United States’ exit from Vietnam, they say.

“I think we would’ve been a very different country today,” said Larry Tye, of Cotuit, author of The New York Times best-seller “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.”

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