New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s claim that Barack Obama should be considered one of the best recent presidents has generated a lot of debate. But how do historians and political scientists rank leaders over a long time span?
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In this commentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson of Pepperdine University examines George Washington’s important role in the early years of the American experiment.
Listen to National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen’s incredible one-hour interview with author Geoffrey Ward, the author of the book on “The Roosevelts” that was featured on PBS. Ward, along with longtime collaborator Ken Burns, wrote New York Times’ bestseller “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The book is a companion volume to the seven-part PBS […]
This week marks the 222nd anniversary of an American icon: the White House. Here’s a look back at its remarkable history.
Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina joins the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for an animated discussion about which Presidents should be considered “forgotten” for their constitutional legacies.