Nixon and the Great Society skyscraper

From George Packer’s May 26, 2008 New Yorker article “The Fall of Conservatism“, Patrick Buchanan said of his time in the Nixon administration:

L.B.J. built the foundation and the first floor of the Great Society.  We built the skyscraper. Nixon was not a Reaganite conservative.

I originally discovered this quote in Alfred S. Regnery’s “Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism“.

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