Modern Republican: Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years

Modern Republican Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years This book is an original important and interesting contribution to the literature on President Eisenhower and on American history in the years before and after World War II It will make a difference

  • Title: Modern Republican: Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years
  • Author: David Stebenne
  • ISBN: 9780253112323
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • This book is an original, important, and interesting contribution to the literature on President Eisenhower and on American history in the years before and after World War II It will make a difference in the way historians and political scientists think about a critical period of national history Too few books have that sort of impact Michael A McGerr, author ofThis book is an original, important, and interesting contribution to the literature on President Eisenhower and on American history in the years before and after World War II It will make a difference in the way historians and political scientists think about a critical period of national history Too few books have that sort of impact Michael A McGerr, author of A Fierce Discontent The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870 1920Arthur Larson was the chief architect of moderate conservatism one of the most influential and least studied political forces in U.S history During the Eisenhower administration, Larson held three major posts Under Secretary of Labor, Director of the United States Information Agency, and chief presidential speechwriter In each of these roles, Larson s most important achievement was to explain clearly and cogently what the administration stood for on matters foreign and domestic Larson s views were put forth most forcefully in A Republican Looks at His Party, published in 1956 Larson and his book provided the Eisenhower administration with the vision thing His limitations and disappointments also help explain Eisenhower era conservatism They illuminate the extent to which there was a gap between what the Modern Republicans believed and what they said and were able to accomplish, and why those beliefs, values, and achievements did not always mesh Larson s ultimately unsuccessful efforts to prevent the rise of the New Right are especially enlightening, for they help to clarify why the party of Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s gradually became the party of the conservative Ronald Reagan by the 1980s Modern Republican will enlighten readers who want to understand fully the historical context of today s divisive political arena.
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