Neal Gabler in conversation with David Alpern (HYBRID EVENT)
In Against the Wind, acclaimed biographer Neal Gabler tackles the contradictions inherent in Ted Kennedy, a man riven by deep personal flaws who nevertheless was, as one observer put it, “publicly moral,” sincerely committed to making a better, more compassionate world. As a young senator and the heir to his brothers’ crusades, he tackled with the liberal wind. But with America’s tectonic shift toward conservatism begun by Nixon and completed by Reagan, Kennedy was forced to sail against the wind, using his formidable and hard-won legislative prowess in defense of communal responsibility when it had been displaced by a valorization of individual responsibility.
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