Schlesinger —who was an influential social historian at Ohio State University and Harvard Universitywhere he directed many PhD dissertations in American history. Schlesinger attended the Phillips Exeter AcademyNew Hampshireand received his first degree at the age of 20 from Harvard Collegewhere he graduated summa cum laude in After failing his military medical examination, Schlesinger joined the Office of War Information.
Page viii Preface War II there had to be a sea change in American foreign policy—the country no longer could follow the wisdom of President George Washington and remain apart from the world, intervening only to change the wicked ways of Europe and, in —, of East Asia.
They did not appreciate the postwar military weakness of the country, both in conventional and in nuclear arms; the American nation possessed a near totally ineffective army and had neither sufficient nuclear weapons nor the means to deliver them.
If anything the revisionists, myopic to a fault, believed the American arsenal, conventional and nuclear, was too strong, that it threatened the Soviet Union. Similarly the revisionists misestimated the man they considered the mastermind of the cold war.
They did not see that he was one of the most clearheaded, farsighted presidents ever to occupy the office of chief executive of the United States. He possessed an ability to stand away from his own feelings, to subtract his personality from whatever he was contemplating, to consult only the need to ensure the future of the Republic.
It was an altogether remarkable presidency, and the essays that follow seek to point that out. I have felt some hesitation in writing about scholarly friends who would like to forget their lapses of years ago. The decades have passed, and my friend of that earlier time, William A.
Williams, has now passsed on; I always admired him personally, and it is difficult to criticize him. Another good friend has had trouble with eyesight, no longer able to read as he would wish, and it is saddening to think of his present-day plight.
One can only say that the larger task is to help set the record straight. In that regard, and I confess it, I celebrate the president from Independence, Missouri.
Readers of the following chapters may notice this enthusiasm. Kaplan, for assistance with several of the essays that follow; we have known each other ever since we encountered the rules of a certain graduate school. My thanks to Sadao Asada, George M.
Giangreco, John Lukacs, Robert J. Newman, and Steven L. Truman Library, and to Mitchell A. Yockelson of the National Archives.
Kirkendall, were helpful indeed. Again, I so appreciate the enthusiasm of the director and editor-in-chief of the University of Missouri Press, Beverly Jarrett, and the shrewd judgment of the managing editor, Jane Lago. Carolyn and Lorin were of large help, as always, and I look forward to a third helper they will soon make available.George N Schlesinger (Nov 7, – June 27, ) was a philosopher, rabbi, and author.
He made major contributions in the areas of philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science. He made major contributions in the areas of philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.
Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (; born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger ; October 15, – February 28, ) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. The son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr.
and a specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. (born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, – February 28, ) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual, son of the influential historian Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Sr.  Eminent historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. deemed the film "morally pretentious, intellectually obscure and inordinately long a film out of control".
 It has been noted that its slow pacing often alienates modern audiences more than it did upon its initial release. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who died last night in New York of a heart attack, at 89, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, senior aide to John F.
Kennedy, eminent scholar, ardent liberal and movie critic. reviews of arthur m. schlesinger jr.'s earlier books: ' Orestes A. Brownson, A Pilgrim's Progress,' reviewed by Henry Steele Commager () "Mr.
Schlesinger's study of Brownson is a masterly one.