Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ezra Klein's Moving Tribute to Teddy Kennedy

...which includes links to other Teddy resources, but is as well a moving piece on the meaning of Teddy's life. The final paragraph is the best epitaph the Senator could have wished for:

"Ted Kennedy did not wish his brother's hopes into being, or pray that a better world would manifest. He stood up and stepped forward into the tradition -- the tradition not only of his family, but of the social reformers who inspired, and then supported, them. The key fact of Kennedy's life was that he was born a Kennedy. But the key decision of his life was that he decided to do something with it, to echo those who had come before him, and to continue their work."

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