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Aug 11, 2013

One historian examines the political skills of Franklin D. Roosevelt … another tells us who the worst president in history was.

Today we go back into history to discuss with two presidential scholars perhaps the greatest president of all time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and some of the worst, or most forgotten, gentlemen to occupy the White House.

And Bill Press talks with Joe Cirincione, president of the ploughshares fund.


Ira Katznelson

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had to make some unsavory political compromises to establish the New Deal. Historian Ira Katznelson tells us about that, and he calls for progressive to become more imaginative and galvanize a new New Deal.

http://polisci.columbia.edu/people/profile/92


Michael Gerhardt

Americans may argue over who was the greatest U.S. president – Washington, Lincoln, FDR. But how little attention we pay to the least among them! Presidential historian Michael Gerhardt reviews for us the subject of his new book “The Forgotten Presidents.”

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/AmericanPolitics/LawCourts/?view=usa&ci=9780199967797


Joe Cirincione

Bill Press and his guest, Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione.

http://www.ploughshares.org/

Jim Hightower

Motorcycling an anti-woman agenda into law.