A preeminent public intellectual, the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy and famously popularized the term “imperial presidency” to describe the Nixon administration. Discover how the renowned historian redefined presidential biography and forged an unparalleled legacy by simultaneously writing—and shaping—history.
Richard Aldous, the Eugene Meyer Chair and professor of history at Bard College, is the author of Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian. Eliot A. Cohen (moderator), former counselor and senior advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is the author of The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force.
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