Do Eggheads Make Great Presidents?

Brookhiser, Richard
February 2011
American History;Feb2011, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p15
The article discusses the intellectual abilities of U.S. presidents and how intellectuals perform as presidents. Presidents mentioned include Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. It is suggested that intellectuals demonstrate weaknesses as president and that the most effective presidents have not been intellectuals.


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