Tag Archives: Obama

Graham Dodds and Executive Orders

During the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has frequently taken to the Executive Order, why is unilateral presidential directives so contested? What is the history of the Executive Order, what are the risks of presidential directives, and how … Continue reading

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Kathryn Cramer Brownell and Showbiz Politics

When and how did Hollywood become a political powerhouse in the United States? How did John F. Kennedy sell himself as a star to the American people? Why was Richard Nixon so preoccupied with his television image? And how does … Continue reading

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Michael Kazin and the Democratic Party

How did the collapse of the New Deal coalition make way for the modern Democratic Party? What role has socialists played in America and in the development of the Democratic agenda? How does the 1960s continue to define the Democratic … Continue reading

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Julian Zelizer and Presidential Power

Professor Julian Zelizer (Princeton University) is the guest of Episode 5 of Campaign Context, which focuses on presidential power and the myth of the strong-arming president. Zelizer is among the foremost political historians and the author of numerous books and … Continue reading

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William Chafe and the Clintons

Episode 2 of Campaign Context features a discussion with William Chafe (Duke University) on Hillary and Bill Clinton, gender, and race. Chafe is one of the foremost American historians on race and gender in politics, and his most recent books … Continue reading

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