Dwight Eisenhower

Listening to “Dry Salvages”

By |2019-09-27T23:33:09-06:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Dwight Eisenhower, Dwight Longenecker, Four Quartets Series, Literature, Poetry, Senior Contributors, T.S. Eliot|

In “Dry Salvages,” T.S. Eliot moves into a new confidence and clarity. The arcane symbolism begins to evaporate. The artificial voices are silenced and we are at last face to face with the poet himself, and a new level of emotional interaction is experienced. We sense a new vulnerability and with the new honesty [...]

Dwight Eisenhower: Military Politician

By |2019-10-10T11:52:22-06:00October 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 [...]

Guarding Against the Military-Industrial Complex

By |2015-10-14T17:21:58-06:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: Dwight Eisenhower, Military, World War II|

President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell speech to the nation in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. The full text is below. —The Editor My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional [...]

The America of Ike Is No More

By |2015-04-12T08:08:30-06:00March 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 |2014-08-26T14:08:00-06:00August 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 [...]

Dwight D. Eisenhower on Freedom

By |2016-11-26T09:52:23-06:00August 29th, 2011|Categories: Dwight Eisenhower, Quotation|

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