Sequels: A Plea for Mercy

In the best tradition of his brother Robert, Edward Kennedy last week was being seen and heard on diverse issues. He visited California to boost Cesar Chavez' striking agricultural workers. In Washington, the Senator condemned excessive spending on the space program and blamed military psychology and pride for causing unnecessary American casualties in Viet Nam engagements like Hamburger Hill (see THE WORLD). Then, in a purely personal act, he pleaded for mercy in the sentencing of his brother's murderer.

During the trial of Sirhan Sirhan, Ted Kennedy was subject to pressure from...

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