WHAT AILS US
Tale of Two Countries
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
The actor and filmmaker sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss their new biopic ‘LBJ,’ about the 36th president of the United States, and the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump.
When three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi in 1964, the president and the Justice Department acted decisively to prosecute bigotry and lethal violence.
In his State of the Union address 50 years ago, LBJ laid out his vision for the Great Society. In an excerpt from his new book on the 1960s, historian Julian Zelizer highlights the forgotten role Congress played in getting it done. Read a Q&A between the author and Scott Porch.
Despite his titanic role in America’s quest for civil rights, the greatest domestic movement of the Twentieth Century, LBJ has been largely underappreciated—even ignored—until recently.
Bobby and Lyndon
In 1965 American culture and politics would change forever. Jonathan Darman on LBJ’s view from the precipice.