National Affairs: No Man Is a Label

As Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson heads into the opening of the 86th Congress, he has been tabbed by the pundits as a "moderate," whose principal job it will be to rein in the Senate's wild-eyed Democratic "liberals." Such political labels don't fit, says Johnson in the current University of Texas Texas Quarterly: "God made no man so simple or his life so sterile that such experience can be summarized in an adjective ... I am a free man, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order. I am also a liberal, a conservative, a Texan, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!