Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? / Edition 1

Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? / Edition 1

by Tevi Troy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742508269

ISBN-13: 9780742508262

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Intellectuals and the American Presidency examines the complex relationships between Presidents and America's intellectuals since 1960. From Arthur Schlesinger's work in John Kennedy's campaign and administration to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's role as the Democrat in the Nixon White House, through Sidney Blumenthal's efforts to secure intellectual support for a

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Intellectuals and the American Presidency examines the complex relationships between Presidents and America's intellectuals since 1960. From Arthur Schlesinger's work in John Kennedy's campaign and administration to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's role as the Democrat in the Nixon White House, through Sidney Blumenthal's efforts to secure intellectual support for a scandal-plagued Bill Clinton, every president since 1960 has had to address the question of intellectual support. Using both popular sources and some never before used archived material, Intellectuals and the American Presidency looks at the advisers who served as liaisons to the academic community, the presidents' views of those intellectuals and how they fit in with the presidents' plans. In this bipartisan study, political insider Tevi Troy analyzes how American presidents have used intellectuals to shape their images and advance their agendas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742508262
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
American Intellectual Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Intellectuals and the Modern Presidency Chapter 2 Arthur Schlesinger: Court Intellectual Chapter 3 Lyndon Johnson vs. the "Harvards" Chapter 4 Man the Barricades: Nixon and Moynihan Chapter 5 Bob Goldwin and the Ford Interlude Chapter 6 Jimmy Carter: Dancing to His Own Tune Chapter 7 Reagan and the Rise of the Conservative Intellectual Chapter 8 George Bush: Searching for the "Vision Thing" Chapter 9 Bill Clinton: At Home with the Intellectuals Chapter 10 Bush, Gore, and Beyond Chapter 11 Appendix: Guidebook for Presidents

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