Today is the 40th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy. (The shooting happened on June 5th, and Kennedy died the next day.)
The New York Times invited three of Kennedy’s children to share a memory of him. Their stories are naturally warm, but they’re also powerfully simple. If you don’t remember thoughtful idealism in American politicians, you can see it on display here.
Update: The Washington Post is rerunning its thoughts on RFK from the two days after his shooting.