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Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House: A Historical Perspective
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Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House: A Historical Perspective (Hardback)

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With the Iraq War now in its fourth year, its merits are still contested by leading politicians in the U.S. and elsewhere. And revelations suggest that the president's secretary of state, Colin Powell, had opposed going to war. Historians have often analyzed the relationship between presidents and their advisors, but rarely the influence of those counselors who have dissented from the views of the chief executive. Mark J. White considers the question of alternative policies by examining the response of presidents, from Harry Truman to Lyndon Johnson, to dissent within their own. Mr. White fashions a provocative interpretation of America's role in the cold war and questions about the potential effectiveness of policies that might have been.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc Publication Date: 19/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9781566637442  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mark J. White has written widely on American foreign policy, including The Kennedys and Cuba, Kennedy: The New Frontier Revisited, Missiles in Cuba, and The Cuban Missile Crisis. He lives in East Yorkshire, England.

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