The First World Presidency: George H. W. Bush, 1989–1993 By Eric E. Otenyo and Nancy S. Lind


The First World Presidency presents one piece of the global debate on America’s leadership, especially the U.S. Presidency on the world stage. The authors pose that if the Reagan Presidency created conditions for the collapse of widespread communism, then the succeeding George H. W. Bush administration was the first real world presidency. For the first time in recent world history, the president of a single country was presented with an unprecedented opportunity to shape world politics. This book examines the president’s role and outcomes of his leadership.

The book provides a helpful description of the context in which President Bush became a world leader, as well as specific references to his leadership in major regions of the world.

The authors also deliver a balanced view of his conduct of both foreign and domestic policy making. It further illuminates a global view of President Bush’s global vision dubbed as “the new world order.”

This is the first book, in a post-de Tocquevillean sense, to examine the activities of a U.S. President and how he affected world politics at large.