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October 01, 2017

Jeremi Suri

With the expansion of technology and media, the president has become a more and more prominent figure in our daily life, while the infrastructure of the presidency is becoming more secretive. The powers of the president have increased dramatically, but recent presidents struggle to achieve their most basic goals in office. Our guest, historian Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, invites us to look at how not just the president, but the presidency, has changed and declined over time, in his new book, "The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office."

The Presidency

The Rise and Fall of the American Presidency

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