The Prospects of Peace, Foreign and Domestic
Keywords:Imperialism, Political Economy
AbstractMore than two years ago we predicted in this space that "the number one casualty of the Vietnamese war is going to be Lyndon B. Johnson." (MR, March 1966, p. 10). This has now been confirmed, sooner than we expected, by none other than Mr. Johnson himself. With his Gallup poll rating at its lowest point since he became President, unable (in the words of James Reston) to "venture openly into any of the great cities of the United States without the risk of serious demonstrations against him," having (according to Evans and Novak) "reached a nadir of popular support unprecedented for White House incumbents in this century," Lyndon B. Johnson decided to call it quits before he could be further humiliated by his own Party or by the electorate.
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