I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different. I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society.
After Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the belief in decent housing as a political right or social obligation was supplanted in the U.S. by the notion that suitable shelter should be an act of charity.
But we look back now, and we realize the Great Society was not a success.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.