Americans Abroad: Kennedysmo on the Road

Midwinter is the cruelest time for restless Senators: the President has all the lines, while Congress listens and in visibly adjusts. For Robert Kennedy, this season has been especially bleak because of the unfavorable and boring publicity surrounding the Manchester book controversy. All in all, an excellent moment for a selective tour of Western European capitals—to pick up some information, be cooed at by statesmen, oohed at by everyman, and make a few headlines at home having nothing to do with that book. Which is exactly what happened.

Kennedy started out Jan. 25 ahead of 16 other members of Congress...

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