RFK’s family should release his papers
The family of Robert F. Kennedy is keeping from public view a trove of information from his years as US Attorney General. Those documents, stored at the Kennedy Library, have long been described as Kennedy’s private papers. But actually, as the Globe recently reported, they contain many documents that deal with his time as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, including the secret activities he helped manage as President Kennedy’s closest confidant. His family should commit to making those documents public.