Intellectuals and the American Presidency (Hardcover)

Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? (American Intellectual Culture)

By Tevi Troy

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9780742508255, 280pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2002

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Intellectuals and the American Presidency examines the complex relationships between Presidents and America's intellectuals since 1960. From Arthur Schlesinger's work in John Kennedy's campaign and administration to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's role as the Democrat in the Nixon White House, through Sidney Blumenthal's efforts to secure intellectual support for a scandal-plagued Bill Clinton, every president since 1960 has had to address the question of intellectual support. Using both popular sources and some never before used archived material, Intellectuals and the American Presidency looks at the advisers who served as liaisons to the academic community, the presidents' views of those intellectuals and how they fit in with the presidents' plans. In this bipartisan study, political insider Tevi Troy analyzes how American presidents have used intellectuals to shape their images and advance their agendas.

About the Author

Tevi Troy is the special assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary. He has also served as the deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor, the policy director for Senator John Ashcroft (R-Missouri), and the senior domestic policy adviser and later domestic policy director for the House Republican Policy Committee. He has written for numerous publications, including the New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Weekly Standard, Journal of Commerce, National Review, and Reason. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Kami, and children Ezra and Ruthie.