The Years of Lyndon Johnson Series by Robert A. Caro
Books of Titans Podcast
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses The Years of Lyndon Johnson four-book series by Robert A. Caro. These are books 8 through 11 from his 2021 Reading List. Show Notes First Episode: The Path to Power Second Episode: Means of Ascent Third Episode: Master of the Senate Fourth Episode: The Passage of Power Author: Robert A. Caro Lyndon B. Johnson Purchase the Series Reading Resources Books of Titans Website The post The Years of Lyndon Johnson Series by Robert A. Caro appeared first on Books of Titans.
11 de abril de 1968 - Lyndon Johnson assina nova Lei dos Direitos Civis dos EUA
Hoje na História - Opera Mundi
No dia 11 de abril de 1968, apenas uma semana após o assassinato do líder negro Martin Luther King, o presidente norte-americano Lyndon Johnson assinou uma que representaria um marco emblemático na legislação contra a segregação racial nos Estados Unidos.----Quer contribuir com Opera Mundi via PIX? Nossa chave é firstname.lastname@example.org (Razão Social: Última Instancia Editorial Ltda.). Desde já agradecemos!Assinatura solidária: www.operamundi.com.br/apoio★ Support this podcast ★
For me, Lyndon Johnson did more for Texas in his lifetime than any other politician, except for Sam Houston. And Houston’s greatest gift was given to Texas in the form of a resounding victory at San Jacinto, before he began his political years as president. Two of Johnson’s most enduring gifts to Texas are NASA, and the electricity for rural Texas, especially for the inaccessible hinterlands of the Hill Country. LBJ said, in 1959, that “nothing had ever given him as much satisfaction as” bringing electricity to the rural people of his region. By the end of his life he had a new achievement he was proudest of and believed would be his greatest legacy. That was the founding of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in tandem with dedicating his Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin. In this academic year the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Library are both celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding. The school welcomed its first class in 1970 and the library was dedicated in May of ‘71. These separate institutions represent a fitting legacy.. After all, he said when he was president, quote —“At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems – the answer for all the problems of the world – come to a single word. That word is ‘education.’” Johnson also believed in the education provided by the school of hard knocks. He liked to quote his father who told him that quote — “You should brush yourself up against the grindstone of life and that will give you a polish that Harvard and Yale can’t give you.” LBJ did not have the eloquence of King or Kennedy, but he was a master of personal persuasion. When he had a congressman in the corner of a room at a political breakfast, and a lawmaker’s hand firmly enveloped by his, Johnson could sell abstinence to an alcoholic and even civil rights to a segregationist. No President ever pushed more legislation through Congress than he did, not even FDR. And his focus was on equality for all, in education, in economics, in voting, in opportunity, and in life as a whole. He was a complicated man. He said some racist things in his life, but he was simultaneously an iconic force in the Civil Rights Movement. He passed the Civil Rights Act of ‘64 and the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 65 as well as the Voting Rights Act of ‘65. Consequently, years later, LBJ saw the founding of his school of Public Affairs as the greatest chance he had at fostering the continuation of good works for mankind through government. Unlike many today, he believed that government could in fact do the big things that the little guy couldn’t do for himself – like deliver electricity to rural farms and make sure the color of your skin didn’t determine where you could eat or sleep. When he spoke to a group of students at his School of Public Affairs in Austin about a month before he died. LBJ told them that a life in public affairs, one of helping your fellow man, is the most rewarding of all paths one could take in life. He said, “The greatest known satisfaction for human beings is knowing – and if you are the only one that knows it, it’s there and that’s what’s important – that you’ve made life more just, more equal, and more opportune for your fellow man – and that’s what this school is all about.”
Episode 3: Lyndon Johnson and Everett Dirksen : Trust and Respect
Bridging the Political Gap
Two old friends from when one was a brand new Congressman and the other a congressional elevator operator. But fate would land one in the White House through assassination, and it would coincide with the culmination of 100 years of struggle for civil rights in America. Lyndon Johnson would make it his priority to "finish what Lincoln began" but to do it he would have to turn to an old friend, from a different political party, another man like Lincoln, from Illinois, Everett Dirksen , the Republican Leader, to get it done. Here watch them horse-trade and maneuver past a maze of obstacles to get the 1964 Civil Right's Act and the 1965 Voter's Rights Act passed, two of the most important pieces of legislation in all of American History.
Following the assassination of John F Kennedy, his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was unexpectedly propelled into the White House, but faced a staff of Kennedy loyalists, including the president's brother Bobby, who he could not trust. Johnson was also faced with the myth of JFK, a public perception of a great and now martyred president. Johnson saw this as an opportunity, rather than a threat, and used the memory of Kennedy for his own ends.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
POTUS 36: Lyndon Johnson - A Texas sized politician
Lyndon Johnson's experience leading the U.S. Senate ultimately made him one of the most consequential Accidental Presidents in history. When he took over for JFK, he made it his mission to get more done with his limited time in office, than anyone thought possible. But at the same time, he sunk deeper and deeper into the quagmire of Vietnam, a tragedy that became part of his complicated legacy.Mark Updegrove, President & CEO of the LBJ Foundation, helps us dive into the extraordinary perseverance of POTUS 36.
Every Adjective in the Dictionary Applies to Lyndon Johnson
Horns of a Dilemma
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Doyle Hodges, executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with Mark Lawrence, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, to discuss the inner workings of the presidential library system and the purposes they serve. Who runs them and who funds them? What mission do they serve? Does every President get one? Lawrence and Hodges also examine the complicated history and contradictory characteristics of President Johnson himself.
Lyndon Johnson and the Trick That Created Medicare
Presidents of The United States Podcast
Be a fly on the wall for Lyndon Johnson's discussions around the passage of Medicare, and how he co-opted his opponent's plans to make it work, and pulled off a political stunt that ensured the program would work.