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The Middle Way: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Leadership

Derek Chollet


This book explores the shared foreign policy legacies of Dwight Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and how they exemplify a distinct and underappreciated tradition of political leadership: the Middle Way. The book explores how these three presidents thought about the world and American leadership, and how they grappled with foreign policy crises and navigated politics. Drawing upon new archival research at the Eisenhower and Bush presidential libraries, and interviews with former Obama officials, the book shows how these presidents took a centrist approach to foreign policy and p ... More

Keywords: Dwight D. Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Barack Obama, US foreign policy, American presidency, strategy, leadership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190092887
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190092887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Chollet, author
Executive Vice President, German Marshall Fund

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