The Gospel According to RFK

Why It Matters Now: New Expanded Edition


By Norman MacAfee

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As he campaigned for the presidency in 1968, Robert Kennedy outlined what seems today a redemptive vision for America. Tirelessly, before the kinds of vast crowds reserved for rock stars, RFK articulated with passionate eloquence the disasters of a misguided war, the pain of the dispossessed, and the way out of war and poverty. And then, 81 days into the campaign, he was assassinated. Now, in The Gospel According to RFK , writer Norman MacAfee has brought together for the first time the best of Kennedy’s presidential campaign speeches and contributes lively and engaging commentary that makes them fresh, relevant, and especially timely.

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Apr 1, 2008
Page Count
208 pages
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Norman MacAfee

About the Author

Norman MacAfee‘s other books include the poetry books, One Class; The Coming of Fascism to America; and A New Requiem; and The Death of the Forest, opera to music of Charles Ives. MacAfee co-translated a volume of the poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini; two volumes of the letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir, Witness to My Life and Quiet Moments in a War; and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. He lives in New York City.

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