SOURCE: Associated Press
Fifth LBJ Volume by Caro "In Works"
The latest volume is planned to cover the years from Johnson's first full year in the presidency in 1964 until his death in 1973.
1968: A Year of Dashed Hopes
by Walter G. Moss
While people seek to confront life's challenges with hope and courage and banish fear and doubt, some years, like 1968, don't make that easy.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
When Eartha Kitt Disrupted the Ladies Who Lunch
In 1968, real life imitated "Batman" as the Catwoman actress broke the veneer of politeness at a luncheon hosted by Lady Bird Johnson to denounce the war against Vietnam. But while Catwoman always got away, Kitt's career was destroyed for a decade.
Adulation for Today's Space Race is Misplaced. So is Nostalgia for the First One
by Catherine Devlin
It is impossible not to compare today’s billionaire space race to the iconic celestial competition of the 1960’s. But what if neither is worthy of adulation?
SOURCE: New York Times
Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93
Ramsey Clark's tenure as Attorney General saw the aggressive enforcement of civil rights law; his liberalism strained his relationship with Lyndon Johnson, who blamed Clark in part for energizing the "silent majority" that led Richard Nixon to victory. He continued in private life to represent unpopular defendants and oppose American militarism.
SOURCE: Responsible Statecraft
Will Afghanistan make Biden's Presidency Turn Out like Truman's or LBJ's?
by Joe Cirincione
"Joe Biden can be a great president. But not if he is so afraid of attacks from the right that he repeats LBJ’s blunder and stumbles into a war we cannot win and never need fight."
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Lost Story of Lady Bird
by Julia E. Sweig
"It is perhaps ironic that so many historians, intent as they are on the president, have missed her sway in the White House, because Lyndon himself was not shy in acknowledging Lady Bird’s crucial role in his administration."
SOURCE: University of Virginia
How the 1968 Presidential Transition Compares to Today’s
by Marc Selverstone
Taped recordings from the Lyndon Johnson White House reveal the conflict between LBJ and Richard Nixon over the degree to which a president-elect could expect to influence policy before being inaugurated.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
The Supreme Court We Need
by Linda Greenhouse
The veteran Supreme Court reporter argues that the nation needs the court to enable government to actually take action to solve big national problems.
SOURCE: Miller Center (University of Virginia)
Lyndon Johnson Addresses the Nation on Civil Disorders (July 27, 1967)
Lyndon Johnson's words after rioting erupted in Detroit speak to ongoing concerns in American society.
2020 Is Not 1968. It May Be Worse.
by Niall Ferguson
The Hoover Institution Senior Fellow suggests that the current political climate--a reelection campaign amid multiple national crises--has both similarities and differences from 1968.
SOURCE: The New York Times
Can 50 Years of Minimizing Nuclear Proliferation Continue?
by Ivo H. Daalder
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty has mostly succeeded in keeping more countries out of the nuclear club. But as U.S. alliances fray, its future success is not assured.
The End of Privacy Began in the 1960s
by Margaret O’Mara
Choices that Congress made decades ago allowed tech giants to become as powerful as they are.
What “All the Way” Reminds Us Is How Complicated LBJ Was
by John Baick
He was Hillary, Bernie and Trump rolled into one.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
When Lame Duck Lyndon Johnson Lost on the Supreme Court
by Mark K. Updegrove
They say past is prologue, and the waning days of the Johnson presidency are a lesson for President Obama in his upcoming Supreme Court fight.
This Is Something Else the Leading GOP Candidates Don’t Understand
by Gregory Sumner
The president of the United States has to be a Moral-Leader-in-Chief
When Did Police Start Looking Like Soldiers in a Combat Zone? No, You're Wrong. It Wasn't in the Aftermath of Iraq.
by Alex Elkins
Lyndon Johnson hitched his War on Poverty to a War on Crime that combined community outreach and “get-tough” policing.
50 Years Ago Congress Gave the President a Blank Check for War
by Leonard Steinhorn
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the hubris behind it were the linchpins of Johnson’s Shakespearean Vietnam tragedy – and ours as well.
At the LBJ Presidential Library, Giving Nuance to History
“It is all here: the story of our time — with the bark off."--LBJ
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