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An administration tends to take on the coloration of the character of the leader.

Jon Meacham Presidential Historian and Author; Contributing Editor, TIME
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How History's Mistakes Guide Today's Leaders

How History's Mistakes Guide Today's Leaders

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Historian Jon Meacham has written extensively about the presidency, with acclaimed books on Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt, and most recently, George H. W. Bush. What does his research into these presidents suggest about the nature of the office? What might we learn from the past about the current state of politics, the White House, and perhaps more broadly, democracy in America? He speaks with John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning."

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