Robert Caro on how LBJ used oil connections to gain political power

Robert Caro on how LBJ used oil connections to gain political power
Robert Caro on how LBJ used oil connections to gain political power

By covertly leveraging the financial desires of Texas oil contractors and liberal congressmembers, President Lyndon B. Johnson transformed economic need into political power. “Lyndon Johnson is a genius,” explains author Robert Caro, who won a Pulitzer for his biography of the late president. “Economic power creates political power.”

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