The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents

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WATERGATE. MONICA LEWINSKY. PAINKILLERS IN THE OVAL OFFICE. IRAN-CONTRA. READ MY LIPS. THE CHARACTER FACTOR. The American president's character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can't we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise ...

The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents 2004, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585443154

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The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents 2003, Texas A&M University Press

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