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Surviving the 60s

Over at the Private Intellectual, Ben Dueholm mentions a Ted Kennedy cameo from one of my favorite books – maybe the best work of long-form journalism, ever – and concludes: “Imagine it. Here was a man quite understandably haunted by the specter of assassination daring to stand up to a hate-filled crowd, and on behalf […]

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Ted Kennedy, RIP

“He had the good luck to be born into a wealthy and powerful American family, and the bad luck to be born the ‘caboose kid’ in an Irish-American family that imbued its every member with an outsized drive for success at all costs…. The man did some terrible and many very stupid things in his […]