The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order Part 1

1964 was the year of Lyndon B Johnson. This election was a victory that the Democratic Party has never recovered from, even to this day. It would not become evident for a long time that Barry Goldwater’s loss to Johnson was the most consequential election loss in American history, or that 1964 would prove to be, in the words of Michael Barone, the “hinge power” in postwar American life. This was a year that would set into motion the major controversies of the next generations. 1964 unfolded in a unique way. Lyndon B Johnson was one of the most ironic, some say tragic, figures in American politics. He was the polar opposite of Ronald Reagan. Johnson would have never been nominated in 1964 ...

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called the society the “Great Society.” He said it “demands an end to poverty and racial injustice—to which we are totally committed in our time but that it is just the beginning.” The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and enlarge his talents. It is a place where leisure is a welcome chance to build and reflect. His plan was to put together the most knowledgeable people and figure out many separate plans to find answers to specific problems. ...

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Added: 4/26/2011 10:54:27 PM
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