Harry Truman is Western Civilization 24 July 2006Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR, Politics.
I had a professor who praised Bill Clinton as the first intellectual president since Harry S Truman.
That’s such a strange reflection.
I remember Harry S Truman for a few things:
1- His middle initial.
2- Cool quotes, like “The buck stops here” and “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
3- The Red Scare, seeking out and labelling people as communist sympathizers.
4- The Marshall Plan, to rebuild Europe.
5- Creation of the United Nations.
6- Support for Zionism and Recognition of Israel.
7- Involvement in Vietnam.
and, by the way,
8- The bombing (and resulting incineration) of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
So, it seems then, that if my professor so admires Truman, there is a different president in today’s era he should be admiring more than Clinton.