Bobby’s Boxes

Related to my Ice Road Kennedys piece, James Fallows of The Atlantic writes about how the John F. Kennedy Library and Robert Kennedy’s heirs are blocking access to RFK’s records from when he served as attorney general in his brother’s cabinet. Blocking access prevents the possible dissemination of information damaging to RFK—such as his involvement in trying to destabilize Cuba. The Folks Who Pay My Salary are often involved in trying to get access for historians from government types who are reluctant—transparency is important to good government—so here’s hoping the records eventually are released.


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