Lecture 15

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May 5, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 15 Liberalism Triumphant? National Security State? Should JFK and LBJ be remembered simply because they presided over the national security state? They were working in good faith to enhance civil rights (J Edward Hoover, however opposed it) Liberals often seemed to support civil rights when it suited their purposes Liberals are characterized as 10 o left of center in the good time and 10 o right of center when it affects them personally LBJ extended the safety net for civil rights Defining Liberalism for the 1960s Global Intervention Global intervention against communism with the aim of spreading capitalism and democracy Domestic Reform Domestic reform aimed at ending racism, poverty, and injustice to make the US more democratic Aspects of 1960s Liberalism Falling Short of Its Ideals Did not fundamentally socially transform American society or wealth distribution International and Domestic: Intermestic Liberalism treated domestic reform and global intervention as interrelated
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