Enjoy this fascinating review of “The Worst Presidents in American History,” a panel recorded for C-SPAN 3: American History TV at the recent Organization of American Historians annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. It features panelists David Greenberg (whose “The Last Great Republican Rupture” about the Republican primary of 1976 I highly recommend from last weekend’s Wall Street Journal), the always-awesome Annette Gordon-Reed, and Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, all of whom are presidential biographers and have loads of thoughtful ways of thinking about successful versus unsuccessful presidencies. And our pal Claire Potter, AKA Tenured Radical, is the panel Chair!
I spent a very pleasant hour-plus-change last weekend (while it rained and snowed constantly) watching this very thoughtful, funny, and smart panel. Thoughtful, funny, and smart IN SPITE OF the fact that neither my first nor my second choice for Worst Ever came up. Remarkable!
For some reason, C-SPAN 3 will not let me embed, or I’m just being dense today, so if you want to see the video, please click here.
And let’s all work and VOTE to ensure that there’s not a new entry for this considerable category as of January 2017.