Potter: Republicans Back Then, Liberals Today?

Appearing on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, Claire Potter, professor of history, professor of American studies, discusses whether Republican Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon would be labeled liberals today. Potter’s view offers nuance to the question, and also brings to light an emphasis on centrism that reigned during much of the first two decades of the Cold War period in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Potter’s segment begins at the 5:11 mark in the piece.