SOURCE: New Republic
by Michael Kazin
Can today’s liberals hope to match the achievements of LBJ’s presidency?
by Joshua Zeitz
It wasn't some radical left-wing pipedream. It was moderate; and it worked.
SOURCE: Moyers & Company
by Christina Greer
How the Trump election commission could corrode our civil rights from within.
by Josh Zeitz
The GOP has plans to take apart many of Johnson’s Great Society reforms. Will Trump let them succeed?
It was back in 1965, during the depths of the Cold War and the peak of the civil rights movement, that the United States overhauled its immigration laws.
SOURCE: Daily Nexus
“Basically, we’re trying to connect the past and the present because a lot of these Great Society programs that were implemented in the 60’s still exist in some form, but a lot of them are under attack now.”
by Mac McCorkle
Credit: Wiki Commons.The virtues and vices of 1960s liberalism are on striking display in Bancroft-Prize winning historian James Patterson’s The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America. And as Patterson deftly shows, the extremes were fused into the presidential administration as well as personal character of Lyndon Baines Johnson.“These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem,” declared LBJ in lighting the National Christmas Tree on December 18, 1964. “Today -- as never before -- man has in his possession the capacities to end war and preserve peace, to eradicate poverty and share abundance, to overcome the diseases that have afflicted the human race and permit all mankind to enjoy their promise in life on this earth.”
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