A prominent historian ponders the long-term legacy of the elusive Bush Doctrine.
the source: “Ending Tyranny: The Past and Future of an Idea” by John Lewis Gaddis, in The American Interest, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Five years after he enunci- ated the Truman Doctrine, which promised support for “free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities,” President Harry S. Truman left office with an approval rating of 26 percent. And the Monroe Doctrine, which put America off limits to further European colonization, largely...