The Presidency: Relaxed & Philosophical


"In the nearly three years that I have been your President," said Lyndon Johnson, "I have spoken on numerous occasions about the foreign policy of the United States. I naturally hope that my fellow citizens have read and remembered all these speeches. However, as a onetime schoolteacher, I am aware that one cannot count on universal enthusiasm for even the greatest literature. So I am not optimistic."

It was in that mood of humorous humility that the President, following his serious words at Arco, last week regaled an audience at the University of Denver on everything from politics to...

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