LBJ’s “Great Society” was the perfect blueprint, but was mostly ignored by the Obama Administration.
Note: This is the fourth of five installments of a trip report I wrote from February and March of 2012.Read More
Like his more recent now deceased contemporaries Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and William F. Buckley and in the mold of great thinkers of yesteryear such as H.L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, and even Mark Twain, he was a fixture on the intellectual circuit. He basked in the spotlight in a time when writers were afforded the same celebrity as rock stars. One colleague pined, “he was the man who knew everyone.”