We are living in Lyndon Johnson’s America

The landmark Great Society legislation passed by President Lyndon Johnson still affects every aspect of daily life in America today, more than fifty years after he took office. In his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, chief LBJ domestic aide Joseph A. Califano, Jr., shares what it was like to work for this most mercurial (and effective) of chief executives, and how Johnson managed to actually cut through the red tape in Washington to get things done.