READING: Robert Kennedy and the Greek sense of tragedy
A 2006 New York Times article by David Brooks (“The Education of Robert Kennedy”) seems especially relevant now. Brooks told the story of how Robert Kennedy, “devoured by grief” after the assassination of his brother, turned to a book given to him by Jackie Kennedy: The Greek Way, by Edith Hamilton.
Brooks wrote that:
Kennedy found in the Greeks a sensibility similar to his own —…