Lion’s Last Roar, Eagle’s First Flight: Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956

  title={Lion’s Last Roar, Eagle’s First Flight: Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956},
  author={Randall Fowler},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={33 - 67}
Abstract: The Suez Crisis address, given in response to the exigencies of the Cold War, marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric regarding the Middle East. In this essay I build upon Richard Gregg’s analysis of this speech by demonstrating how President Dwight Eisenhower’s rhetoric broke from previously articulated rationales for American engagement with the region and subtly proposed a new understanding of U.S. responsibility for the region that has yet to be refuted. This speech… 


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