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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power» (2012)

 

President Kennedy’s eloquence was designed to make men think; President Johnson’s hammer blows are designed to make men act.

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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate» (2002)

 

He looked for power in places where no previous Leader had thought to look for it—and he found it. And he created new powers, employing a startling ingenuity and imagination to transform parliamentary techniques and mechanisms of party control which had existed in rudimentary form, transforming them so completely that they became in effect new techniques and mechanisms.

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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate» (2002)

 

Lyndon Johnson transformed the Senate, pulled a nineteenth-century—indeed, in many respects an eighteenth-century—body into the twentieth century... Johnson accomplished this transformation not by the pronouncement or fiat or order that is the method of executive initiative, but out of the very nature and fabric of the legislative process itself. He was not only the youngest but the greatest Senate Leader in America’s history.

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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power» (2012)

 

He was to become the lawmaker for the poor and the downtrodden and the oppressed. He was to be the bearer of at least a measure of social justice to those whom social justice had so long been denied. The restorer of at least a measure of dignity to those who so desperately needed to be given some dignity. The redeemer of the promises made by them to America. “It is time to write it in the books of law.” By the time Lyndon Johnson left office he had done a lot of writing in those books, had become, above all presidents save Lincoln, the codifier of compassion, the president who wrote mercy and justice in the statute books by which America was governed.

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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent» (1990)

 

Abraham Lincoln struck off the chains of black Americans, but it was Lyndon Johnson who led them into voting booths, closed democracy’s sacred curtain behind them, placed their hands upon the lever that gave them a hold on their own destiny, made them, at last and forever, a true part of American political life.

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 — Роберт Каро у книзі «The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent» (1990)

 

Those threads, bright and dark, run side by side through most of Lyndon Johnson’s life.