The Presidency: From Duty, with Strength


Like a muse-spurned poet thumbing through the rhyming dictionary, Lyndon Johnson diligently seeks out the sayings of his embattled predecessors. Last month his favorite prophet was Abraham Lincoln. This month's oracle is his lifelong idol and sometime mentor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In his commentaries on the Viet Nam war last week, L.B.J. invoked F.D.R. to rally support for the cause.

With the ability, wealth, imagination and governmental resources to meet its pressing problems, said the President at the swearing-in ceremony for CAB Head John Crocker, the U.S. has nothing to fear but fear itself: "I sometimes think we have the...

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