Wednesday, August 29, 2012

VIDEO: Why We Still Like Ike


[VIDEO] Last October on reason.tv, Tim Cavanaugh sat down with LA Times editor Jim Newton to talk about our nation's 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before becoming President, Eisenhower had been a five-star general well known for serving during the Second World War commanding forces in the European Theater. He is mostly known for the D-Day invasion of the French region of Normandy.

He served as President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 and this interview largely looks at Eisenhower's administration during that time. Eisenhower didn't want to perpetuate crises he sought to calm the nation down. He also believed in fiscal responsibility.

Also discussed here is his record on civil rights. During Eisenhower's administraion the US Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education. Eisenhower even used federal forces to desegregate a Little Rock, Arkansas high school.

This is an approximately 11 minute interview.

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