"Robert Caro’s Blind Spot" Why does the exhaustive biographer overlook Lyndon Johnson’s virulent misogyny? Writing in Slate Magazine, Joshua Kendall notes that, in addition to those items I've referenced, Mr. Caro has left out a lot of material related to LBJ's treatment of women. Interesting about the response he received from Mary Margaret Wiley when … Continue reading Another Astute Reader Notices Things that Robert Caro Overlooked . . .
And How Robert Caro Missed LBJ's End Run Around JFK's Rejection After attempting to get President Kennedy to officially assign him oversight responsibility of "all national security issues" — and failing in that audacious act — Johnson set out to achieve the same result using his innately brazen guile. Documents within his own "LBJ Library" … Continue reading How Lyndon Johnson Expropriated Control Over the Pentagon and CIA Soon After the Inauguration of the Kennedy-Johnson Administration