Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer

Cracks in the Consensus: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Special Studies Project and Eisenhower's America
"The age in which we live is one of deep and widespread ferment. We have been witnessing a revolution in politics, social order, science, economics, diplomacy, and weapons."(1) This is not the usual characterization of the "Eisenhower equilibrium"...
Expectations of Infamy: Roosevelt and Marshall Prepare for War, 1938-41
Singapore had fallen. American and Filipino troops were in bitter retreat on the Bataan peninsula. The whole of Southeast Asia appeared open to the Japanese. Time magazine put it plainly, if melodramatically, on February 23, 1942, "this was the worst...
John F. Kennedy and the Two Faces of the U.S. Space Program, 1961-63
Although the competition between United States and the Soviet Union in the area of spaceflight may actually have begun with the launch of Sputnik I in 1957, most historians give John F. Kennedy the primary credit (or blame) for actually heating up...
News Notes
New Parts in UPA'S Papers of the NAACP Document Origins of 1960s Militancy and Depth of Grassroots Activity The newest segments in UPA's microfilm series, Papers of the NAACP, document the NAACP's 1950s youth program role in 1960s civil rights militancy...
Nixon and the Marine Environment
Nixon and the Environment In 1967, the Liberian-flagged tanker 7brrey Canyon ran aground near England's Land's End, the first supertanker accident and still among history's worst oil tanker spills.(1) In 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounded in Alaska's...
Presidential Power and Democratic Stability under the Russian Constitution: A Comparative Analysis
For social scientists, one of the consequences of the so-called third wave of democratization(1) that has taken place over the past two decades or so has been the revitalization of structural or neoinstitutional approaches to politics.(2) With a great...
Raoul Berger on Executive Privilege
The Spring 1997 issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly contains a two-page commentary by Joseph K. Smaha titled "In Defense of Raoul Berger." The purpose of this commentary is to praise Berger for his position on executive privilege and criticize...
Ronald Reagan and Redress for Japanese-American Internment, 1983-88
Blood that has soaked into the sand of a beach is all one color. America stands unique in the world, the only country not founded on race, but on a way, an ideal.(1) Captain Ronald Reagan, December 1945 In 1984, shortly before his...
Stability and Change in President Clinton's Foreign Policy Beliefs, 1993-96
Debate over President Clinton's Worldview The election of Bill Clinton as president in November 1992 brought to Washington, DC, a "self-admitted [domestic] `policy wonk'" who "was clearly less comfortable with foreign and defense matters than his...
The End of U.S. Intervention in Mexico: Franklin Roosevelt and the Expropriation of American-Owned Agricultural Property
The first test of President Franklin Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy in Mexico was not over the March 1938 nationalization of the foreign-owned oil industry but rather involved the expropriation of American-owned rural property during the preceding...
The Fourth Country Problem: Eisenhower's Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
"Soon even little countries will have a stockpile of these bombs, and then we will be in a mess," exclaimed President Dwight D. Eisenhower in spring 1954.(1) Eisenhower had hoped to energize an American nonproliferation policy that had languished since...
The Institute of Inter-American Affairs and Its Health Policies in Brazil during World War II
In March 1944, the U.S. Institute of Inter-American Affairs (IIAA) celebrated the second anniversary of its "cooperative health and sanitation program" in Latin America.(1) George C. Dunham, the director of the IIAA's health and sanitation division,...
The "Sole Organ" before the Court: Presidential Power in Foreign Policy Cases, 1790-1996
Few substantive areas have merited as little empirical scrutiny as the Supreme Court's decisions on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. The Court's edicts on diverse domestic policy issues such as civil rights and liberties(1) and economic regulations(2)...
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