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Running alone : presidential leadership from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

Author: James MacGregor Burns; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Publisher: [Carlisle, PA] : [AHEC], [2006]
Series: Perspectives in military history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : National government publication   Computer File : English
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The President, Burns argues, is the vital center of American politics, but he should not campaign alone or try to govern alone, removed from the people and divorced from the political party system. Burns's proposals to restore both the American presidency and citizen-based politics are bold: abolish the Electoral College, repeal the 22d Amendment, and restructure the terms of office for the Senate and the House of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James MacGregor Burns; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
OCLC Number: 145885561
Notes: Title from disc label.
Lecture held 20 September 2006, in Ridgway Hall, Army Heritage and Education Center.
Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format.
Series Title: Perspectives in military history.
Other Titles: Presidential leadership from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush
Responsibility: James McGregor Burns.

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The President, Burns argues, is the vital center of American politics, but he should not campaign alone or try to govern alone, removed from the people and divorced from the political party system. Burns's proposals to restore both the American presidency and citizen-based politics are bold: abolish the Electoral College, repeal the 22d Amendment, and restructure the terms of office for the Senate and the House of Representatives. Most of all, however, Burns wants to enliven American democracy and the potential for moral, dynamic leadership from the Oval Office by means of an appeal to citizen-activists to enter the public arena and help save American politics from the professionals, pollsters, and pundits.

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