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Posted by on Aug 27, 2009 in International, Miscellaneous, Politics | 0 comments

‘Redemption’ and the Kennedy Clan: Libération, France

Continuing with our global coverage of the reaction to Ted Kennedy’s death, this article by Laurent Joffrin of France’s Liberation frames the saga of the Kennedy clan as one of redemption from a merciless thirst for power.

For Liberation, Laurent Joffrin writes in part:

“In the 1940s and 50s, There wasn’t a clan that was more cynical or more determined in its quest for glory. A brutal father – a liar, very rich and very shady, was marked by his dealings with the mafia and his indulgence of Hitler. Then there were the ambitious and frivolous sons, hiding behind the glittering chronometer of the East coast with an innate sense of maneuver and calculation. … But soon after the avidity for glory was quenched, there emerged a unique capacity to embody the American dream.”

By Laurent Joffrin

Translated By Sandrine Ageorges

August 27, 2009

France – Liberation – Original Article (French)
The Kennedys, or redemption?

The legend that has hovered over American politics for decades is not only due to the misfortune that has so often beset this patrician family, haunted by the cruel thirst for power. It was just as much born of a strange mystical redemption. In the 1940s and 50s, There wasn’t a clan that was more cynical or more determined in its quest for glory. A brutal father – a liar, very rich and very shady, was marked by his dealings with the mafia and his indulgence of Hitler.

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