By Robert H. Haveman
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This had been a winning argument before; but the SST finally lost. The decision turned out to be remarkably sound, on economic grounds as well, since the British and French are spending themselves into bankruptcy, and the Russians have an embarrassing plane crash near Paris to show for their efforts. Nevertheless, the revolt against the SST was a revolt against old-fashioned faith in America as the best and the most, and a rebuff to technological gigantism, which paralleled the rebuff to the overgrown presidency.
Children who come from culturally deprived families often have no familiarity with pencils, crayons, writing paper, books, or complete sentences. These children are in serious trouble before they enter the first g r a d e . 3 0 S e e Rosemary Stevens and Robert Stevens, Welfare Medicine 32 in America (New York: Free Press, 1974). One should also recall that A F D C , a much older program, also has had a history of mushrooming costs. See Winifred Bell, Aid to Dependent Children (New York: Columbia Univer- sity Press, 1965).
Then came Camelot, followed by the murder of the Prince. Now Lyndon Johnson stepped into the breach: a big man with big ideas, and—ultimately—with a towering majority in Congress. 24 The Johnson presidency was fateful; those forces that inflated the President's power had never been stronger. The President had always been commander-in-chief of the armies, domestic and foreign, and leader of his party. He was (increasingly) father of the people, emperor of far-off places, and defender of the American faith.
A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs. Achievements, Failures, and Lessons by Robert H. Haveman