Download PDF by Robert W. Watson: White House Studies Compendium ~ Volume 4

By Robert W. Watson

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The yankee presidency has develop into the most robust places of work on the planet with the ascendancy of yankee energy within the twentieth century. This Compendium brings jointly piercing analyses of the yank presidency - facing either present concerns and historic occasions. The compendia include the mixed and rearranged problems with "White condominium reviews" with the addition of a finished topic index.

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23 President Ronald Reagan, Address to the Nation Regarding Defense and National Security, March 23, 1983. 24 Martin Anderson, Revolution (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), chp 3. 25 For McFarlane’s contribution to the decision see, Lou Cannon, President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991), pp. 324-333. Of course, when Reagan had the opportunity to use missile defense as a bargaining chip at the Reykjavik summit he did not use it. 26 Fitzgerald, Way Out There in the Blue, especially chp 5.

17 Ibid. 18 Ibid. 2 Eisenhower, Reagan, and Escaping the Dilemmas of Deterrence 19 27 Interview with author, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 4, 1985. Eisenhower, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, December 8, 1953. 21 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address to the Nation, January 17, 1961. 22 For a fuller discussion of Eisenhower’s views on nuclear weapons and arms control throughout his administration see, Robert A. Strong, “Eisenhower and Arms Control,” in Richard A. Melanson and David Mayers, eds.

Their desperation may, in fact, have been more important in their movement toward Atoms for Peace and Star Wars than anything that was inherently attractive about those initiatives themselves. The ironic image of popular and powerful presidents making dramatic proposals in widely noted speeches that may owe part of their origin to a presidential sense of powerlessness and desperation in the face of implacable technological realities should not be surprising. The glass of presidential power is almost always half full and notoriously hard to measure.

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