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  • James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss
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    James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt scholar James MacGregor Burns talked with his former student at Williams College, presidential historian and NBC News commentator Michael Beschloss. Topics included Mr.…

  • emRunning Alone  Presidential Leadershipem
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    Running Alone: Presidential Leadership

    James MacGregor Burns appeared on the “Diane Rehm Show” to talk about his book Running Alone: Presidential Leadership, JFK to Bush II, Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It, published by Basic Books.…

  • The President and His Enemies
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    The President and His Enemies

    In the program “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential Reputations” a panel talked about how U.S. presidents had dealt with their political enemies and the…

  • emTransforming Leadershipem
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    Transforming Leadership

    James MacGregor Burns discussed his book Transforming Leadership, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He argued that the Founding Fathers and President Franklin D. Roosevelt are examples…

  • First Ladies Historical Role
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    First Ladies Historical Role

    Professor Burns compared the active role assumed by Hillary Clinton to the more passive roles of former first ladies. Professor Ciulla talked about the ethics of modern political…

  • emCrosswinds of Freedomem
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    Crosswinds of Freedom

    James MacGregor Burns, author of Crosswinds of Freedom, analyzed the past half-century of American history, beginning with Roosevelt’s New Deal and concluding with the last days of the Reagan…