The Presidency: Taping Time Bombs

An image emerges from shrouded memories of 20 years ago: Bobby Kennedy, hunched in a big chair in the Attorney General's office hi September 1962. His arms are wrapped around his legs, his sleeves are rolled up, his eyes are weary. He is engaged in another battle, which has mostly been the story of his young life. He is the field marshal, acting for his brother the President. They have been on the phone with Democratic Governor Ross Barnett of Mississippi, as the Federal Government presses its demand that James Meredith, a black student, be admitted to the all...

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