9780205652594

Presidential Character, The: Predicting Performance in the White House

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205652594

  • ISBN 10:

    020565259X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 07/01/2008
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Dr. James David Barberrs"s well-known, provocative examination of who has the potential to be voted into the highest office in the land - andwhy- is being reissued as the newest addition to the "Longman Classics in Political Science" series. Arguing that patterns in a personrs"s character, world view, and style can allow us to anticipate their performance as president,The Presidential Characteroffers explanations and predictions of the performance of presidents and presidential candidates. Drawing on historical, biographical, and psychological research, Dr. Barber hoped to help voters make judicious choices in determining the countryrs"s highest leaders. Revisiting this classic work in todayrs"s important presidential election season begs a reconsideration of Barberrs"s probing and enduring query, "What should we look for in a president?"

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