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May 19, 2014


LBJ's Legacy Still Defines Politics in America

Washington Post: "Virtually every political battle that rages today has roots in the federal expansion and experimentation that began in the 1960s. It set terms of engagement for ideological warfare over how to grapple with income inequality, whether to encourage a common curriculum in schools, affirmative action, immigration, even whether to strip federal funding for National Public Radio. (Yes, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is another Great Society program.)"

"Many Great Society programs are now so popular it is hard to imagine the country as we know it without them. Others -- including some of its more grandiose urban renewal efforts -- are generally regarded as failures. Poverty remains with us, with the two parties in deep disagreement over whether government has alleviated it or made it harder to escape."














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