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: Washington Post
Trump’s Claim that He’s Done More for Black Americans than any President Since Lincoln (Fact Check)
Historians Michael Beschloss, David Garrow, H.W. Brands, Max J. Skidmore and David Greenberg argue that LBJ is in fact second to Lincoln in this regard.
In The Great Society, We Get a Marvelous, If Painful, Look at LBJ and the War that Won’t Go Away
by Bruce Chadwick
This powerful play is a painful reminder of history lost, of all those brave Americans who fought so gallantly for their country in that war, and came home battered and defeated.
SOURCE: New Yorker
Lyndon Johnson’s Unsung Role in Sending Americans to the Moon
As chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, a White House advisory group, Johnson moved quickly to “dominate Washington space activities."
SOURCE: The North Star
Reflecting On The Civil Rights Act’s Anniversary With James Baldwin
by Lindsey R. Swindall
Much like the time in which Baldwin wrote, we are living through a period of deep political division and social crisis framed by global discord.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Robert Caro Reflects on Robert Moses, L.B.J., and His Own Career in Nonfiction
He’s just published a book called “Working.” It’s a gift, a collection of interviews and essays that talk about the craft of what he does.
Robert Caro’s Blind Spot
Why does the exhaustive biographer overlook Lyndon Johnson’s virulent misogyny?
Biographer Robert Caro Pauses as He Prepares His Final Lyndon B. Johnson Volume
“The most comfortable position in the world is not lying in bed,” Caro says. “It’s sitting at this desk.”
Lyndon B. Johnson warned us about this
by Julian Zelizer
Less than 48 hours before the 1966 midterms, just like today, LBJ saw in the electorate a noxious mix of white anger, hatred and resentment.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Foreign powers interfered in the 1968 election. Why didn’t LBJ stop them?
by Arnold A. Offner
Was his disdain for his vice president greater than his desire for Democrats to win?
SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
That sensational New York Times story about LBJ saving America from nuclear war in Vietnam is wrong says author Gregg Jones
by Gregg Jones
It was based on Michael Beschloss’s new book.
The Story of the 25th Amendment, According to the People Behind It
President Lyndon B. Johnson during the ceremony to ratify the 25th amendment at the White House in 1967. The amendment came about because of succession concerns if the president became incapacitated.
Conan O’Brien’s Unrequited Fanboy Love for Robert Caro
The famed biographer of LBJ keeps saying no to interviews.
What LBJ Warned Allies in the Gun Control Debate After Robert Kennedy Was Assassinated
by Kyle Longley
“We have only two weeks, maybe only 10 days before the gun lobby gets organized.”
SOURCE: US News and World Report
Robert Caro Talks Lyndon Johnson, Music and the 1960s
He has been thinking a lot about the 1960s as he finishes up (hopefully) his final book on LBJ.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Lyndon Johnson left office as a deeply unpopular president
by Bruce J. Schulman
So why is he so admired today?
This Is What LBJ Did When He Heard that MLK Had Been Killed
by Kyle Longley
It shows you what a president with empathy for African Americans does.
Why Lyndon Johnson Dropped Out
by Fredrik Logevall
He had known for years that the Vietnam War would destroy him. In March 1968, it did.
SOURCE: CBS News
Remembering 1968: How an upstart primary challenge ended a presidency
Lyndon Johnson had the power of incumbency, but his prospects fell when an upstart, Eugene McCarthy, decided to challenge him in the primaries.
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