Legacy of President Truman
As part of the 50th anniversary of the library, former President Bill Clinton talked about President Truman’s legacy in light of… read more
As part of the 50th anniversary of the library, former President Bill Clinton talked about President Truman’s legacy in light of current national priorities and world affairs. He laid out a broad scheme for addressing a world that he called unequal, unstable and unsustainable, saying the United States should seek security through a strong military, seek more partners and fewer enemies in the world by using foreign aid as an investment, and continue to engage in what he called “home improvements” such as health-care reform, clean energy, the environment, jobs and higher wages. He also spoke about helping the world recognize a “common humanity” that he said would help alleviate tensions around the globe.
This was the keynote address of the 50th Anniversary Forum Series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Truman Presidential Library. The event, held in the Community of Christ auditorium on July 5, 2007, was sponsored by The Kansas City Star. (The date on screen was incorrect.) close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Emanuel Cleaver II U.S. Representative [D] Missouri
- Bill Clinton U.S. President (Former) [D] United States
- Clifton Truman Daniel Grandchild Harry S. Truman
- Isaac "Ike" Skelton U.S. Representative [D] Missouri
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