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MLK Day

What am I reading today?  This seems appropriate: Harlem BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags… Continue reading MLK Day

biographies · Book reviews · Lyndon Johnson · Other topics I care about · Random things I read · Robert Caro

What can we learn from LBJ?

For whatever reason I find former President Lyndon Johnson fascinating.  I’ve read a few articles about him as a person and a president and some or all of a few biographies (including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin).  But my favorite reading about this deeply complex man has been the multi-volume… Continue reading What can we learn from LBJ?