Title

Staying the course as world leader: Bill Clinton and the use of historical analogies

Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Bill Clinton was the first true post-Cold War US president and as such had to define a new role for the United States in world affairs. Throughout his presidency, Clinton spoke out against a return to isolationism and used historical analogies to World Wars I and II and former president Harry Truman to justify continuing an active foreign policy.

Original Citation

Edwards, J.A. (2007). Staying the course as world leader: Bill Clinton and the use of historical analogies. White House Studies, 7(1), 53-71.