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Election 2016 and Lessons from 1968 featuring Daniel Ellsberg
August 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
While the nation focuses on this year’s divisive presidential contest, it is worthwhile to look back at RFK’s bridge-building campaign of 1968, which reached its zenith with his win that summer in the California primary.
Former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye will present on his newly released biography of Bobby Kennedy which traces his transformation from the cold warrior he was at the beginning of his public life to the hot-blooded liberal he’d become by the end.
Featured Guest: Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg testifying for Congress.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers and was a target of Nixon’s illegal activities, was a friend of RFK and will be joining this conversation as we look back on 1968.
- Free event – please RSVP of the Facebook page.
- Mr. Tye’s book will be available for purchase.
- 6:30pm Doors open
- 7-8pm Program with Larry Tye and Daniel Ellsberg
- 8-8:30pm Mingle
Check out the review of Mr. Tye’s book from the Sunday’s NY Times.
Also, hear an interview with Mr. Tye about RFK on NPR”s Fresh Air.