THE GREAT SOCIETY AND ITS CRITICS
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Sources focus on the justification for Great Society programs, views critical of these programs, and assumptions of and strategies used by LBJ and his allies. Secondary sources offer contrasting views about whether redistribution of income under the Great Society went too far or didn’t go far enough. Concluding exercises have students consider questions such as "In pushing the Great Society programs, to what degree were LBJ’s motives those of an idealist and to what degree were they those of a practical and partisan politician?"