The Envelopes, Please...

Eight years after his death, Lyndon Johnson remains one of the most compelling, infuriating and least understood visionaries ever to fill the presidency. In the October issue of the Atlantic, Biographer Robert Caro details the darker side of L.B. J. He charges that Johnson was sent "envelopes stuffed with cash" while he was Vice President, and that as President, Johnson misused the power of his office to build a personal fortune. Johnson, writes Caro, "died with the American people still ignorant not only of the dimensions of his greed but of its intensity."...

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