Intellectuals and the American Presidency examines the complex relationships between Presidents and America's intellectuals since 1960. Using both popular sources and some never-before-used archived material, the book looks at the advisers who served as liaisons to the academic community, as well as the presidents' views of 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.
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.
Chapter 1 Intellectuals and the Modern Presidency Chapter 2 Arthur Schlesinger: Court Intellectual Chapter 3 Lyndon Johnson vs. the "Harvards" Chapter 4 Man the Barricades: Nixon and Moynihan Chapter 5 Bob Goldwin and the Ford Interlude Chapter 6 Jimmy Carter: Dancing to His Own Tune Chapter 7 Reagan and the Rise of the Conservative Intellectual Chapter 8 George Bush: Searching for the "Vision Thing" Chapter 9 Bill Clinton: At Home with the Intellectuals Chapter 10 Bush, Gore, and Beyond Chapter 11 Appendix: Guidebook for Presidents