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James T. Patterson
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The old Roman Empire had it right. Conquering generals receiving a triumph were required to have a slave riding with them in their chariot whispering "Sic transit gloria" (All glory is fleeting). Presidents who are re-elected need a similar reminder. Since the presidential election of 1964, every president who has been re-elected has claimed some kind of a "mandate." Nearly all have come to grief in their second terms.
"On June 4, 1965," James T. Patterson writes, "President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a commencement address at Howard University in which he outlined to a throng of some 5,000 people the most far-reaching civil rights agenda in modern U.S. history."