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March 07, 2018

Will Hitchcock

Hosted by Douglas Blackmon

Many historians now rank Dwight D. Eisenhower among the best presidents of all time. Rather than out-of-touch or apathetic, Eisenhower is seen as exemplifying presidential patience and prudence, a fiscal conservative, and, for his time, a social liberal who appreciated progressivism. He had led Allied troops to victory and, a decade later, appeared to quietly usher in an optimistic, invincible American era. Joining us to examine the complex legacy of Ike is WILLIAM HITCHCOCK, a professor of history at the University of Virginia and a fellow at the Miller Center, where we broadcast American Forum. His forthcoming book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, is an extraordinary exploration of the life, times, and relevance of our 34th president.

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