Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and political science professor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as a co-editor with Robert Maranto and Jeremy Johnson for the volume “Judging Bush,” an analysis of the presidency of George W. Bush, published this year by Stanford University Press.
The book is a collection of 16 essays that resulted from a conference, also titled “Judging Bush,” held at Villanova University last November and subsequently broadcast on C-Span. The conference was co-sponsored by the Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters, Villanova University and the University of Arkansas.
Lansford and Southern Miss Gulf Coast political science instructor Jack Covarrubias contributed a chapter in the book titled “Fighting Two Wars,” which examined Bush’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Guided by a new framework, ‘Judging Bush’ boldly takes steps to evaluate the highs and lows of the Bush legacy according to four types of competence: strategic, political, tactical and moral,” states Stanford University Press. “It offers a first look at the man, his domestic and foreign policies, and the executive office's relationship to the legislative and judicial branches from a distinguished and ideologically diverse set of award-winning political scientists and White House veterans.”
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