NHIOP Welcomes John Bohrer to Discuss the Bond Between JFK and RFK

By Liam Nehiley '20 | December 6, 2017

On Monday evening, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics welcomed John Bohrer to discuss his book “The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK.” Bohrer is a reporter, historian and television news producer for MSNBC's "Morning Joe," and has had research cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and many more. His writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The New Republic, Politico, and USA Today, among others.

During his presentation, Bohrer addresses how Robert Kennedy went from a hard-nosed loner in his brother’s administration to a charismatic leader in his own right as Attorney General, and later as Senator of New York. Bohrer navigates RFK’s course from being his brother’s biggest loyalist, to the grief-stricken period following JFK’s assassination, to his subtle campaign for the Vice Presidency in the 1964 election. Bohrer depicts RFK as a man not accustomed to the lime light, who spent most of his adult life trying to achieve his brother’s dream. Yet, through his tragic loss, he was able to connect with people across the world and over the course of a decade, go from a member of the establishment to a man trying to transform American society. While his life would be tragically cut short, he left his own distinct legacy that continues to inspire us today.