GHW Bush and the Legacy of 'Vietnam Syndrome'

I said yesterday that GHW Bush’s presidency, short as it was, marked a turning point in the history of the Republican Party. He was the last GOP president to take federal budgets seriously, and he was the last Republican president to take a realist approach, which is to say a parsimonious approach, to advancing and enforcing the liberal international order that emerged after the Cold War collapse of the Soviet Union.

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