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The Lost Soul of the American Presidency

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The Lost Soul of the American Presidency

Stephen F. Knott, Russell Riley

Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-11-21 11:00:00 2019-11-21 12:15:00 The Lost Soul of the American Presidency Preregistered seating for this event is now full. Walk-up seats may become available on the day of the event. Or you can join us online at MillerCenter.org. Join Stephen Knott, a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, to discuss his new book, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency. In it, he contends that the American presidency is not what it once was. Nor what it was meant to be. Taking on an issue as timely as Donald Trump’s latest tweet and old as the American republic, the distinguished presidential scholar documents the devolution of the American presidency from the neutral, unifying office envisioned by the framers of the Constitution into the demagogic, partisan entity of our day. The conversation will be moderated by the Miller Center's Russell Riley. Book sale and signing to follow. Register The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Event Details

Preregistered seating for this event is now full. Walk-up seats may become available on the day of the event. Or you can join us online at MillerCenter.org.

Join Stephen Knott, a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, to discuss his new book, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency. In it, he contends that the American presidency is not what it once was. Nor what it was meant to be. Taking on an issue as timely as Donald Trump’s latest tweet and old as the American republic, the distinguished presidential scholar documents the devolution of the American presidency from the neutral, unifying office envisioned by the framers of the Constitution into the demagogic, partisan entity of our day.

The conversation will be moderated by the Miller Center's Russell Riley. Book sale and signing to follow.

When
Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-11-21 11:00:00 2019-11-21 12:15:00 The Lost Soul of the American Presidency Preregistered seating for this event is now full. Walk-up seats may become available on the day of the event. Or you can join us online at MillerCenter.org. Join Stephen Knott, a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, to discuss his new book, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency. In it, he contends that the American presidency is not what it once was. Nor what it was meant to be. Taking on an issue as timely as Donald Trump’s latest tweet and old as the American republic, the distinguished presidential scholar documents the devolution of the American presidency from the neutral, unifying office envisioned by the framers of the Constitution into the demagogic, partisan entity of our day. The conversation will be moderated by the Miller Center's Russell Riley. Book sale and signing to follow. Register The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Stephen Knott portrait

Stephen F. Knott

Knott is professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. His many books include Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of MythRush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics; and Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency.

Russell Riley

Russell Riley

Riley, co-chair of the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program, is the White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on elite oral history interviewing and the contemporary presidency. He has logged more than 1,500 hours of confidential interviews with senior members of the White House staff, cabinet officers, and foreign leaders back to the days of the Carter and Reagan Administrations.