Stupid Grandson Theory

Kennedy Scandals, Then & Now.

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All, of course, is not lost. If

Schumpeter is right about the

quickness with which family

wealth and status is pissed away,

he is even more right about the

way in which new broods rise to

the top: not simply in money, but

also in terms of scandal. Though

the Kennedys may no longer run

the country, this is still

America, a country where every

parent can dream, however

foolishly, that their children

will be even more successful

embarassments than they were.

Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of reason. This story originally appeared in Suck, and can be viewed in that format here.

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