An Overlooked Theory On Presidential Politics

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A little-discussed theory of the American presidency has had startling, if unnoticed, success as a crystal ball. Stephen Skowronek, a chaired professor at Yale, is the author of The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership From John Adams to Bill Clinton, which is a revision of his 1993 book with the same main title but a slightly different subtitle, Leadership From John Adams to George Bush. The books have foretold such major events as Bill Clinton's impeachment and George W. Bush's tax cuts, as well as his drive for a second gulf war. Skowronek's ideas are discussed.

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