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Goldwater and LBJ Weren't as Different as You Think (Interview)

Lily Geismer teaches at Claremont McKenna College. At the 2014 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians she spoke with HNN about the important similarities in the thinking of Barry Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson. Both, for example, strongly believed in the free enterprise system and both favored lower taxes.