June 14, 1999
Hugh Sidey, who “has reported on and written about nine
Time magazine Monday, June 14, 1999 Heroes and Icons by Hugh Sidey Monday, June 14, 1999
With its mix of political triumph and human tragedy, their saga enthralled the nation and made them
The Kennedy clan, the pre-eminent American political family of our time, seems to be cast in the stars, the distant stuff of legend.
But look down. They march ever more numerous among us. There's a spot on
That same family could be the neighbors of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, one of the Kennedy clan's five surviving originals (there were nine). It could be served in the
Members of such a Beltway family would have as good a chance as not to pass Ethel Kennedy, Bobby's widow and still the exuberant duchess of Hickory Hill, while driving to work along the
The Kennedy clan is embedded in American political culture of the past half-century like no other family. They arrived at that power base through cold calculation and the blunt instrument of their immense wealth but also because of honorable service to the nation, their reckless exuberance and glamour--and family tragedy beyond measure.
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