What LBJ and ‘Breaking Bad’ have in common

From Ian Couch in The New Yorker.

“Lyndon Johnson’s emotional pathology was not put into the service of filling a storage locker with stacks of cash or providing the Czechs with perfect azure meth, but instead went to the more noble end of shepherding an imperfect, monumentally important civil-rights bill through Congress.”

4 comments

  1. mitchum22 says:

    Oh, for the days of William Shawn. . .

  2. Photon says:

    Gee,I never knew that LBJ had lymphoma. I guess you learn something new every day.
    Of course, LBJ actually WAS a teacher before entering politics. Then again the real Heisenberg was still alive at the time

  3. rlr says:

    It would be interesting to see the results of a poll, say 100 people, to watch the Zapruter film headshot frames and conclude, was it from the back or the front? Let’s say 1000 people to make it more accurate. How about 300,000,000? Everybody in this country should know.

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