MLK’s vision for nonviolence included abolishing what he called triple evils – racism, poverty and militarism – and his anger at the Vietnam War led him to push for a broader agenda.
Posts tagged: Lyndon B. Johnson
If you like biography, interviews or Lyndon B. Johnson, don’t miss this Paris Review interview with Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Caro. Caro is now starting his fifth decade of work on …..
Was the “war on poverty” a failure? Not hardly.
“A truly socialistic regime.” “Free enterprise is finished. States’ rights have vanished. We now have taxation without representation.” Gee, they’re talking about Barack Obama, right? Not quite.
Anyone with an interest in the United States presidency should delight in this brief telephone conversation between clothier Joe Haggar and President Lyndon B. Johnson in August of 1964.
LBJ is on the hunt for some lightweight slacks, so he calls up Haggar to order some. He needs them about half an inch bigger in the waist than what he had before, and President Johnson goes into some detail about what he needs.