Epilog: “I Shall Not Seek…”

LBJ's War
President Lyndon B. Johnson's visit to Vietnam

President Lyndon B. Johnson visits with U.S. troops

LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto

Lyndon Johnson's March '68 announcement, that he would not seek re-election, stunned the nation and the world, and marked the effective end of a political career that had once seemed bound for Rushmore-level greatness. This special, long-form edition of LBJ's War traces the arc, and looks at the causes, of that tragic fall from grace. For those who have listened to all six prior episodes, a few moments will be familiar, but most will not: 90%-plus previously unheard material.  

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