Book Discussion on Counsel to the President: A Memoir

Former Secretary of Defense Clifford described in his book his rise
from an attorney to a close adviser to Presidents Truman, Johnson,
and… read more

Former Secretary of Defense Clifford described in his book his rise

from an attorney to a close adviser to Presidents Truman, Johnson,

and Kennedy. He shared his insights into many of the domestic and

foreign policy decisions since World War II and the people who made

these decisions.

Mr. Clifford discussed his close ties to President Truman after World

War II and the attitude of the President as the Cold War began in the

early 1950s.

Many of Mr. Clifford’s comments were directed at the changes in the

world he experienced during his own lifetime, including the creation

of the nation of Israel during President Truman’s administration.

He also explained his current personal crisis surrounding the

investigation of illicit actions with a foreign bank for which he

recently worked.

"I hope that the book will inculcate in the minds of younger people a

desire to someday take part in our government," stated Mr. Clifford,

who concluded the discussion by describing the need for the American

public to better understand its government. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Counsel to the President: A Memoir

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Jul 28, 1991
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