The Bearable Burden

September 1969
Time;9/26/1969, Vol. 94 Issue 13, p19
The article offers the insights of several former U.S. presidents on how they viewed their works as a president. James Buchanan defines presidency as a crown of thorns, while Herbert Hoover describes it as a hair shirt. Lyndon Johnson considers it as an awesome burden, but current U.S. President Richard Nixon views presidency as a great pleasure because he can attend other activities while performing his tasks.


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