Thursday, September 25, 2008

Eugene Jarecki: Lessons of the Fall: Ike's In, Reagan's Out

"Op-ed piece by the director of "Why We Fight" and author of "The American Way of War" on Eisenhower, Regan, and how they relate to this fall's election and the financial crisis." Eisenhower's conservatism was for smaller government and less military interventionism. The author quotes some prescient words by Ike that apply to our situation today. Ike wasn't perfect, of course, he let the Dulles brothers do some nasty things in the name of containing communism whose effects we are still feeling today. But there is much in what he said that we need to think on during our current crises.

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