Political Courage in America

Mr. Beschloss talked about political courage and risk-taking among modern political figures in the United States. He outlined ten… read more

Mr. Beschloss talked about political courage and risk-taking among modern political figures in the United States. He outlined ten changes that have taken place in the last forty years that have made acts of political courage a rare commodity. Mr. Beschloss predicted that the presidency will becom increasingly weaker and thus make it more difficult for presidents to make decisions that involve a great amount of risk. Following his prepared remarks, Mr. Beschloss took questions from the audience. close

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Political Courage in America

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Program ID:
80795-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jul 26, 1997
Last Aired:
Nov 12, 1997

Airing Details

  • Jul 26, 1997 | 8:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 26, 1997 | 11:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 11, 1997 | 10:10am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 11, 1997 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 12, 1997 | 3:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
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