Review of Schlesinger, War and the American Presidency [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Reason Papers 2008 (No. 30):121-128 (2008)
This is a expository and critical review of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 's last book, War and the American Presidency. The book collects and focuses recent writings of Arthur Schlesinger on the themes of its title. In its short Foreword and seven concise essays, the book aims to explore, in some contrast with the genre of “instant history,” the relationship between President George W. Bush’s Iraq adventure and the national past. This aim and the present work are deserving of wide attention, both because of the contemporary need to deal with the extended war in Iraq and because Americans, in particular, need to attend to their own history, if we are to avoid past mistakes and make the best use of our ongoing political traditions and institutions. In order to know better where we might go in the future, we need an adequate picture of where we have been in the past. Schlesinger invites us to debate the war, the Presidency, and their relation to the American past.
|Keywords||Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. War American politics.|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Rudolf Schlesinger (1967). Review: Trotsky in the Crisis of the Civil War. [REVIEW] Science and Society 31 (1):48 - 58.
Steven Metz & Phillip R. Cuccia (eds.) (2011). Defining War for the 21st Century. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
Mary Kaldor (2006). The "New War" in Iraq. Theoria 53 (109):1-27.
John D. Carlson (2008). The Morality, Politics, and Irony of War: Recovering Reinhold Niebuhr's Ethical Realism. Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):619-651.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr (1996). America and the World: Isolationism Resurgent? Ethics and International Affairs 10 (1):149–163.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr (1987). The Constitution and Presidential Leadership. Maryland Law Review 54.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr (1973). The Imperial Presidency. Houghton Mifflin.
Added to index2009-09-29
Total downloads67 ( #31,511 of 1,696,258 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #111,277 of 1,696,258 )
How can I increase my downloads?