The War: Rancors Aweigh

The echoes were rancorously reminiscent of 1948, when another Democratic President began to fight back. Last week, abandoning his customary quest for consensus, Lyndon Johnson lashed out at his critics. "The struggle for progress and reform in America has never been easy," he told labor leaders in Manhattan. "On the one hand is the old coalition of standpatters and naysayers. They never wanted to do any thing, but this year they say they can't do it because of Viet Nam. Well, that's pure bunk. And far off at the other end of...

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