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Poppy Gets Advanced Degree
Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 01/22/2010 7:59:02 AM PST by bs9021

Poppy Gets Advanced Degree

Malcolm A. Kline, January 22, 2010

Believe it or not, a Republican president may be benefiting from some revisionist history. Indeed, the academic literature on George Herbert Walker Bush, although brief, like his presidency, is mostly, so far, laudatory.

“That the United States avoided another great power conflict from 1945-1992 is a testament to the stewardship of Presidents from Truman through George H. W. Bush,” Berkeley law professor John Yoo writes in Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush. “Nine American Presidents from different parties, over half a century, patiently pursued a policy that contained, and ultimately exhausted, an enemy that outmatched the United States in land power.”

“They had to follow a moderate course that sometimes required active challenges to the Soviets, at other times, restraint.” Actually, the first president to abandon containment was Jimmy Carter, who showed that he did not have “an inordinate fear of communism” by letting the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan and Nicaragua stand.

The first president to embrace the liberation, or rollback, of the Soviet Empire was Ronald Reagan, whose vice-president got to preside over its dismantling. “Bush made his more lasting, though less noticed, contribution to the national security in managing the peaceful end of the Soviet empire,” Yoo claims. “Bush successfully pressed for the reunification of Germany, the enlargement of NATO to include former Warsaw Pact nations, and the recognition of Russia and the former Soviet republics.” ....

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TOPICS: Education; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: crisisandcommand; georgehwbush; history; johnyoo

1 posted on 01/22/2010 7:59:03 AM PST by bs9021
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2 posted on 01/22/2010 8:07:15 AM PST by earlJam
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Professor John Yoo is one of the people the Left wants sent to prison for advising President George W. Bush on the war on terror, so the fact that he has something positive to say about George H. W. Bush doesn’t really tell us how the first President Bush will be treated by scholars. A lot of them hate all Republicans on principle.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 8:25:24 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: bs9021
Interesting idea for a book on former President's history and the role they played.

Knowing History is paramount to avoiding the mistakes of the past.

4 posted on 01/22/2010 8:28:16 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: bs9021

George HW Bush raised taxes, so he’s considered good by the left. Simple as that.


5 posted on 01/22/2010 9:26:09 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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...the first president to abandon containment was Jimmy Carter, who showed that he did not have "an inordinate fear of communism" by letting the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan and Nicaragua stand. The first president to embrace the liberation, or rollback, of the Soviet Empire was Ronald Reagan, whose vice-president got to preside over its dismantling. "Bush made his more lasting, though less noticed, contribution to the national security in managing the peaceful end of the Soviet empire," Yoo claims.
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6 posted on 01/22/2010 6:10:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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March 12 : Truman Doctrine - Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War

February 25 : Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia.

October 1 : Communist Mao Zedong takes control of China and establishes the People’s Republic of China.

June 24: Korean War begins. Stalin supports North Korea who invade South Korea equipped with Soviet weapons.

July : Vietnam split at 17th parallel.

1959 January : Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro.

1975 April 17 : North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam which falls to Communist forces.

1976 February: Soviet and Cuban forces help to install Communist government in Angola.

1979 December: Soviet forces invade Afghanistan .

Yeah i think that worked out just as good as the HOPE and CHANGE thingy will.............


7 posted on 01/22/2010 6:37:26 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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George HW Bush raised taxes, so he’s considered good by the left. Simple as that.

I know a number of folks who worked with him. They say that he was the smartest and most decent of men they have ever known. I think his downfall was being a trustfund baby. Never really understood economic realities. So, he raised taxes and marveled at bar code readers. Pity if our notion of someone "in touch with the people" is the current occupant.

8 posted on 01/22/2010 7:13:01 PM PST by AndyJackson
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Makes sense he would be treated well by the Left since the enlargement of NATO and defaming of post Yeltsin Russia have become the new projects for the Left.


9 posted on 01/23/2010 8:48:01 AM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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