Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Complicated Conflictions of LBJ’s Chosen Biographer

Gifted Biographer or a Successful Grifter-Plagiarist?   Doris Kearns, as a Harvard PhD candidate at age 24, was selected in 1967 for a White House fellowship despite having written an article for The New Republic titled “How to Remove L.B.J. in 1968”. She was undoubtedly not the only one surprised by that.  At that point, … Continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Complicated Conflictions of LBJ’s Chosen Biographer

The Feud Between Bill Moyers and Morley Safer – Whom to Believe?

And, “Was I Another Target of Moyers’ Wrath?” I never had much in common with the great broadcast journalist / 60 Minutes anchor Morley Safer, but for one single thing:  Evidently, we both got under the skin of Bill Moyers.  Safer did so publicly, and a wide audience eventually came to know all about it; … Continue reading The Feud Between Bill Moyers and Morley Safer – Whom to Believe?

Robert Dallek’s “Limited Hangout” Revelations on LBJ’s Intrinsic Dishonesty and Duplicity

And Some Rare Glimpses of Truth and Honesty from Bill Moyers Some excerpts from Robert Dallek's 1998 article "Three New Revelations About LBJ" in The Atlantic magazine Robert Dallek Describes How LBJ Agonized About Vietnam The first sentence of Robert Dallek's article over two decades ago must have startled many readers: "URINATING in a sink, … Continue reading Robert Dallek’s “Limited Hangout” Revelations on LBJ’s Intrinsic Dishonesty and Duplicity