Dwight Eisenhower: Military Politician

By |2019-10-10T11:52:22-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Books, Dwight Eisenhower, Featured, History, War|

Eisenhower at War, 1943-1945, by David Eisenhower (New York: Random House, 1986). Eisenhower at War is an unusual work, a long and detailed historical preamble to an eventual account of Eisenhower’s political Administration. At well over 900 pages, it is an exhausting read, an extended apologia pro vita sua in which a loyal grandson explores [...]

Farewell Address: Guarding Against the Military-Industrial Complex

By |2020-10-13T23:55:39-05:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: Audio/Video, Dwight Eisenhower, Military, Presidency, Primary Documents, World War II|

The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address to the nation in a television broadcast [...]

The America of Ike Is No More

By |2015-04-12T08:08:30-05:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Dwight Eisenhower, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Government, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told. How far we have fallen from the America of Ike and John Foster Dulles has been on painful display this March. [...]

Obama and Eisenhower: A Tale of Two Golfers

By |2014-08-26T14:08:00-05:00August 26th, 2014|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Dwight Eisenhower, Foreign Affairs, Golf, Presidency|

President Obama has been taking a good deal of flak, lately, for all the time he is spending on the golf course. He famously “took a break” from his latest vacation to address the horrors of the beheading of an American journalist by an Islamic extremist group, and to say a few words about [...]

Visionary Statesman? Eisenhower Historiography

By |2019-12-07T13:08:03-06:00October 31st, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Dwight Eisenhower, History, Leadership, Politics|

We recently published Dr. John Willson's essay on President Eisenhower. It reminded me of an essay I wrote in graduate school in April 1993. I was mostly interested in the Gilded Age at that point, but I became increasingly fascinated by 20th century political and intellectual history. In particular, I became somewhat obsessed with Hoover, Eisenhower, Goldwater, [...]

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