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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Playing with Fire



My latest book from the public library is Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell.

I'm just at the beginning, which has a lot about Bobby Kennedy and his decision to run for president against Johnson and Nixon in 1968. Bobby Kennedy was a charismatic figure who tried to bring people together - he was the antithesis of Trump. Here he is giving a speech on the back of a flatbed truck just after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated (Robert F. Kennedy's speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.) ...



Here O'Donnell is interviewed about the book at the Commonwealth Club ...


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