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    Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism

    Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about his book, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict, about the Lincoln Douglas Debates. He was joined…

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    Presidents in World Affairs

    Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided…

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    Presidents and Political Structure

    Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s…

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    The State of the Presidential Studies Field

    Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin,…

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    Book Discussion on Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

    James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of President Barack Obama. Mr. Kloppenberg…

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