OPINION: A New Look at the Great Society

Lyndon Johnson's slogan has virtually faded from public consciousness, but there really is a Great Society—or at least a moderately good one. Despite growing criticism of the Kennedy-Johnson years, and widespread disillusionment with the highly touted social programs of the 1960s, despite the Nixon Administration's retreat from social experimentation and innovation, more was accomplished in the last decade than most people realize, and much of that accomplishment endures. Such is the thesis of the current issue of the Public Interest, one of America's foremost journals of social and political commentary.


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