The Presidency: If Little Is Good, More Is Better


Perched on the edge of a rocking chair, with one ankle propped on a footstool, Lyndon Johnson twirled a pair of glasses and toyed with a Vicks inhaler. Nagged by newsmen, the President had agreed to talk—in a manner of speaking—with the press. Highlights:

Q.: Mr. President, in the past there has been a great stress on limited objectives in Viet Nam. Now, many people seem to have the opinion that you have changed it. A.: I would, hem, agree with the first statement.

Q.: Has there been any change? A.:...

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