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Questions on the Future of the Presidency

March 18, 2010 |  8:05 am

March 18, 1960, Segregation

March 18, 1960: Columnist James Reston explores President Eisenhower’s refusal to intervene in the dispute over segregated lunch counters in the South and what his philosophy signifies for the next president. Reston says, “President Eisenhower believes with great sincerity that the 'active, reformist' concept of the presidency has gone too far. As he told the reporters yesterday: 'I am one of those who believes there is too much interference (by the federal government) in our private affairs. I would like to diminish rather than increase it.' ”

March 18, 1960, Segregation

March 18, 1960, Segregation