Comparing Eisenhower and Clinton

Comparing Eisenhower and Clinton

David Eisenhower

10.11.2006

David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower is a public policy fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also author and co-chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's History Institute for Teachers. From 2001–2003 he was editor of the journal Orbis published by FPRI. He is married to Julie Nixon, the daughter of President Richard Nixon. They currently live in Pennsylvania and have three children.

David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, discusses the similarities between the Eisenhower and Clinton Administrations in a public address at the Clinton School. These similarities include (1) the stark difference between the Eisenhower and Roosevelt Administrations and the Clinton and Reagan Administrations, (2) both served over periods of peace and prosperity, (3) both engaged in partisan politics and changed the political ideals of their parties, (4) both fostered economic development and growth, and (5) Eisenhower was a true Conservative while Clinton was a true Liberal. Eisenhower also discusses the program he created at the University of Pennsylvania and the uniqueness and history of the Presidential Library system. He also spends ample time discussing the life and presidency of his grandfather.