Presidents and Democracy: An American History
Mr. Blumenthal delivered the Willard and Margaret Thorp Lecture in American Studies. He talked about the relationship between… read more
Mr. Blumenthal delivered the Willard and Margaret Thorp Lecture in American Studies. He talked about the relationship between presidents and democracy. He mentioned the history of the U.S. presidency and talked about the forces that shaped the presidency, including the economy, industrialization and tragedies such as the assassination of a president or a war. He talked about the struggle between conservatism and liberalism. After his prepared remarks he responded to questions from the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Sidney Blumenthal Special Assistant White House
- Paul Starr Professor Princeton University->Sociology Department
- Sean Wilentz Professor Princeton University->History Department
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