Biblical Archaeology Review 38:4, July/August 2012

Queries & Comments

Hershel Shanks’s interesting First Person (“Privies and Privacy,BAR 38:02), on royalty receiving guests while on the toilet, calls to mind the recent case of President Lyndon Johnson. As Nigel Hamilton puts it in his American Caesars (Yale, 2010). “[Johnson] was rude, boorish, taunting, humiliating, thinking nothing of urinating into the sink in his office while still interviewing someone ... or [in his bathroom] leaving the door open and defecating while dictating, or speaking with an aide or visitor” (p. 210).

Richard Hayes Waynesville, North Carolina
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