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there's a curious
consistency in the recollections of those he has interviewed about this meeting, that
there seems to be nothing that contradicts -- including the copious notes that he took
when Bobby Kennedy told him about the meeting.
He insisted I should write about it. There are so damn many things I should write
Anything additional about Jack?
Jack Kennedy, I never knew. Or never met. I just told him that I was never a Kennedy fan.
I mean, I sort of resisted up to the very end being a member of the Kennedy Fan Club.
And again, a reflection of seeing the irremediable perversity of -- I always tend to
stand back and look at things that seem to be “fashionable”, you
know. It isn't anything to boast about, necessarily. I have always felt, from the very
beginning, up to the present, I guess, that there was a curiously uncritical emotional
component of the Kennedy adoration.
You made this reference to writing books again. You mentioned in the last interview that
you had something more to say about your association with Gunnar Myrdal. When did you even
become aware of a Gunnar Myrdal?
When I was a graduate student at Columbia. And Otto Kleinberg -- who, by the way, has
played an interesting role in various parts of my life-- Otto was in conversations with
Gunnar, in the early stages of that project, and it was Otto who told me
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