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1 to 44: The Best and the Worst of American Presidents (Learning from Failure)

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2018 Presidential Lecture Series
Presidential historian and former Dole Institute director Richard Norton Smith returns for a deep dive into presidential rankings and what they can teach us. Smith will guide the audience through an examination of the executive office from the exalted to the ignoble, with his participation in the annual C-SPAN Presidential Historians Survey serving as a backdrop. How do time and history shape our viewpoints of a president’s success or failure? A ranking is only the beginning of the story.

Part Three: Learning from Failure
There is much to be learned about the presidency from both success and failure. Smith selects from a handful of less-than-stellar presidents, from James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce to Warren G. Harding and beyond, exploring what we might learn from their time in office.

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Date:
March 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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