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Clark Clifford (1906–1998)

Author of Counsel to the President: A Memoir

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Clark Clifford discusses 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 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. (timspalding)… (more)
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