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Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House

by Joshua Zeitz,
Tulsa World, January 7, 2018

Lyndon Johnson’s legacy as President of the United States will always be tarnished by the war in Vietnam. That said, historians continue to give extraordinarily high marks to his domestic policy initiatives in civil rights, voting rights, Medicare and Medicaid, food stamps, social and economic welfare, Head Start, federal aid to elementary, secondary and higher education, consumer and environmental protections, immigration reform, and support for the arts, humanities and public broadcasting.


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