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Robert F. Kennedy

March 29, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american history, history

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Robert F . Kennedy

A graduate of Harvard (1948 ) and the Univ . of Virginia law school (1951 , Bobby Kennedy managed his brother John ‘s successful campaign for the U .S . Senate in 1952 . From 1953 to 1956 he was counsel to the Senate subcommittee chaired by Sen . Joseph R . McCarthy . He then became (1957 chief counsel to the subcommittee investigating labor rackets and there gained a reputation for toughness by exposing corruption in the [banner_entry_middle]

Teamsters Union . In 1960 he was manager of his brother ‘s presidential campaign . His inclusion in President Kennedy ‘s cabinet gave rise to charges of nepotism , but he proved a vigorous attorney general especially in prosecuting civil rights cases . He was also his brother ‘s closest adviser

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To others he was , both on and off the platform , controversial , rude , and argumentative . After the death of his brother John , Robert Kennedy adopted a different public posture . Conceivably out of recognition that some groups were less receptive to his blunt style or as a by-product of the deep melancholy that overcame him after the disaster at Dallas Kennedy was much more contained , even nervous , in his presentations Rather than appearing as the cruel younger brother , Robert Kennedy appeared vulnerable , a bit tired , hunched over , and even to some extent fragile , particularly in the heated campaign primaries of 1968

It was in the late 1960s , then , that the very different portrayal of Kennedy came most to the front position . To the Democratic Party liberals and reform minded media people , the Kennedy they admired was a supporter of social change , a voice for the evicted in the United States and abroad . A sense of sympathy and of authentic alienation turned out to be an increasing part of Kennedy ‘s rhetoric . To some extent , his speeches revealed the concerns of the 1960s , and being a perceptive political figure , he caught the dominant public mood concerning poverty and race , and ultimately and cautiously concerning the war in Vietnam

The tone and concerns of Kennedy ‘s speeches had changed noticeably from his initial public addresses . Early in his career , Kennedy was preoccupied with a fear of corruption , rebellion of old ideals , as well as a general sense of betrayal . The resentments of a younger brother the maintenance of the fed hatreds of Boston Irish , and a self-defining contentiousness formed a personality that somehow enabled a millionaire scion to feel similar with the underdog in a way more real than contrived . As attorney general , Kennedy was more eager than his brother John to put the full power of the federal government behind efforts to end racial isolation as a state-sanctioned practice . With the assassination of his brother , Robert Kennedy started to place the Kennedy political network in the service of a philosophy different from that espoused in the 1960 campaign . The public speaking became more idealistic in its treatment of human needs… [banner_entry_footer]


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