History Matters

History Matters

“History is drama. History is human interactions. And I think we as a society and as a country are poorer if we do not know it, and if we don’t in fact learn from it.” This is part of what I said in my interview by The Clio Foundation. I was...
Jimmy Carter’s Fatal Flaw

Jimmy Carter’s Fatal Flaw

Jimmy Carter’s smile, confidence, intelligence, and determination paved his unlikely path to the Oval Office in 1976. But once in office, he was hampered by another core feature of his personality: his engineering mindset. He approached issues as technical...
Barely Avoiding Disaster

Barely Avoiding Disaster

When Harry Truman assumed the presidency in 1945 upon Franklin D Roosevelt’s death, the White House was a dangerous place. The 145-year-old home of the president was ready to collapse and presented serious safety issues for those working and living in it. White...