Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. My Lai. The Tet offensive. The Prague Spring. The Columbia University sit-ins. All comprised part of an incredibly turbulent year, all of which contributed to the shape of the Nixon presidency. Would RFK have handled their consequences differently? The jury still is–and always will be–out on that one, but it hasn’t stopped historians and Kennedy enthusiasts from debating the would-be legacy of this illuminating figure were he not assassinated in June of that year.