Monday, July 13, 2009

Obama's Internationalism: Echoes of FDR, HST and JFK

Stephen Schlesinger

Author and Adjunct Fellow at the Century Foundation

President Obama gave a speech last week in Moscow that conjures up memories of our greatest foreign policy presidents, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and John Kennedy. Two lines from Obama's address directly echo the themes and concerns of these three 20th century Democratic leaders.

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Anonymous B. James Stinson said...

I thought Chris Matthews was right, for once, when he described Teddy Kennedy's endorsement of Obama at American University last year as "the old lion" passing the torch to "the new lion." But there are also important distinctions between JFK and President Obama. I've blogged on some of them at and posted today about the relative civility and decency of the two.

September 3, 2009 10:45 PM  

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