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When Hope Turns Rancid: From LBJ to Obama


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When Hope Turns Rancid: From LBJ to Obama

Norman Solomon

Hope makes history. So does betrayal of hope.

Early in his presidency, Lyndon Johnson inspired enormous hope. But the promise for a Great Society imploded — and disappointment jolted many former supporters, with trust and optimism turning into alienation and bitterness. The negative ripple effects lasted for decades.