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Dusting off the Monroe Doctrine
Well lookie there, the Monroe Doctrine is getting a dusting! How nice, since it hadn’t been paid any attention over these last few years. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who took office after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, seems to think the Monroe Doctrine could be of use to him. As president, Johnson used the Monroe Doctrine…

Monroe's Wisdom

President Lyndon B. Johnson doesn’t look so well. Though he is appealing to a portrait of Monroe for advice, it doesn’t look like the President is finding what he seeks. In fact, Johnson was elevating American involvement in the Vietnam War, a very unpopular war with the public. He tried to use the policies in the Monroe Doctrine to…