Columnists: Civilized Eye on the Jungle

No U.S. President of this century has received more personal vilification from press and public than Lyndon Johnson. Since most of the name-calling —though not all of it—emanates from the left, it is all the more surprising that one of the strongest cases for the President is consistently made by a liberal commentator who disapproves of the war in Viet Nam. The New Yorker's Richard H. Rovere, 52, has defended the President simply by keeping him in perspective, by showing that his record does not begin and end with his military policies in Viet Nam.

At the same time that...

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