TITLE

Do Eggheads Make Great Presidents?

AUTHOR(S)
Brookhiser, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
American History;Feb2011, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
56098253

 

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