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={Mark Mclay},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  year={2019},
  volume={31},
  pages={382 - 405}
}
  • Mark Mclay
  • Published 13 June 2019
  • History
  • 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… 
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