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Can We Ever Have a “Great Society?”
On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B Johnson declared a war on poverty. He envisioned a “Great Society” that would totally eliminate poverty and racial injustice. 5 decades later, it’s clear his vision was not realized. What went wrong? We talk with Amity Shlaes.
Amity Shlaes is the author of several bestselling books, most recently Great Society: A New History. She chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and serves as a Scholar at the King’s College. She’s a former member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. Visit amityshlaes.com and follow her on Twitter @amityshlaes.
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