Cities: Warning for Washington

Musing over Los Angeles, Lyndon Johnson forgot for a moment last week that a presidential statement can have an impact out of all proportion to its literal meaning. He had just signed a public-works bill when he began to talk extemporaneously about the "years of inaction" and other factors that led to the riot, remarking that such outbursts "occur in different sections at different times." Added Johnson: "Those of you here in the District of Columbia, I want to warn you this morning that the clock is ticking, time is moving, that we should and we must ask ourselves every...

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