Nation: WHEN THE HEIGHT IS WON, THEN THERE IS EASE

THERE were two Robert Kennedys—the one who was loved and the one who was hated. To many, he was the relentless prosecutor, vindictive young aide to Joe McCarthy and pitiless interrogator of the racket-busting McClellan Committee, a cocksure combatant who was not too scrupulous about his methods. Many politicians and businessmen not only disliked him but also genuinely feared him for what he was and for what he might become. Not a few saw unprincipled ambition in every gesture he made and every step he took.

To many more, he came across as a man of infinite compassion, a leader with unique...

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