Letters: Dec. 10, 1965

Appraising the President

Sir: The difference between Kennedy and Johnson [Nov. 26] is the difference between a call for sacrifice and a quest for shallow consensus, between hope and concern for the future of mankind and a total preoccupation with the next piece of domestic legislation, between a man and a politician. Kennedy reflects the majesty that was Rome and the intellect that was Greece. Johnson reflects the paternalism and arrogance that is Texas.


Sir: In the books about Kennedy, I doubt if anyone has expressed a nation's...

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