A High-Wire Crusade: Republicans and the War on Poverty, 1966

@article{Mclay2019AHC,
  title={A High-Wire Crusade: Republicans and the War on Poverty, 1966},
  author={M. Mclay},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  year={2019},
  volume={31},
  pages={382 - 405}
}
  • M. Mclay
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Policy History
  • Abstract:During 1966, the Republican Party launched a largely successful challenge to Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty." Republican candidates pursued an anti–War on Poverty midterm strategy, which made antipoverty programs the symbol of Great Society liberalism, rather than its more popular programs, such as Medicare or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Moreover, in Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans offered well-crafted alternatives—such as their "Opportunity Crusade… CONTINUE READING

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