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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.


Pat Caughley interviews Clinton Rossitter.

"I Care about results and consequences rather than style," said Professor Clinton Rossitter in an exclusive interview with Salient.

He was comparing Johnson with Kennedy. "Lyndon Johnson does not speak with the grace, wit and feeling for other countries that Kennedy did," he said. Yet Professor Rossitter considers President Johnson to be a more gifted and dynamic leader than the late Jack Kennedy.

Essentially, Johnson's forte lies in the domestic sphere. "He has done more in one and a half years for USA education than all the Presidents put together who ever lived."

Professor Rossitter outlined the progress made, from the provision of schools in poor areas, to the remarkable increase in all kinds of fellowships and research grants.

The enormous advances made on the home ground demonstrate for Professor Rossitter the most remarkable period of welfare legislation since 1935. "And, what is more, Johnson gets these bills through by overwhelming margins."