Sir Walter Scott and Eisenhower

January 1961
New Republic;1/23/61, Vol. 144 Issue 4, p16
Compares U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the heroes of author Sir Walter Scott. Opinion that although Eisenhower was in a position to convince the American people of the reality of the Chinese Communist state, destroy McCarthyism and assist African-Americans, he did not; Discussion of Scott's passive hero in light of Eisenhower's perceived use of restraint; Information that though the heroes of Scott devote themselves to private property, they are shy of the actual competition of economic forces.


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