Orwell Couldn’t Have Named It Betterby Stephen Gordon
The George W. Bush Presidential Center will include a “Freedom Institute” focused on a broad portfolio of topics, including the expansion of democracy abroad and education reforms of the kind Bush implemented during his presidency, according to organizers.
Aside from a few really minor issues which defined the Bush presidency (i.e. torture, Gitmo, Patriot Act, NSA wiretaps, corruption, Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, gay marriage, the drug war — and of course, the Iraq War), I suppose we could call George W. Bush somewhat freedom oriented.
By the same token, we could call FDR a hero of small government, Nixon law-abiding, Johnson clean-mouthed and Kennedy true to his marriage vows.