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The Great Society at Fifty

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5/20/2014 9:00 AM
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Weld For Brimingham (May 20): “The Great Society at Fifty"

In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson announced a bold and far-reaching effort to elevate American society, more commonly known as the "Great Society." But it has not been without criticism. “...Recession, counter-intuitively, has allowed the conservative opponents of Great Society programming to mount an attack questioning its cost, effectiveness and ongoing viability,” said Joshua Sandman, a political science professor at UNH.

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