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The Resource The character factor : how we judge America's presidents, James P. Pfiffner, (electronic resource)

The character factor : how we judge America's presidents, James P. Pfiffner, (electronic resource)

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The character factor : how we judge America's presidents
Title
The character factor
Title remainder
how we judge America's presidents
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James P. Pfiffner
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Pfiffner, James P
Dewey number
973.92/092/2
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.P48 2004eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Presidency and leadership
Series volume
no. 18
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  • Presidents
  • Character
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
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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-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls--or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment
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The character factor : how we judge America's presidents, James P. Pfiffner, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-199) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000534925
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9781585443154
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000534925
Label
The character factor : how we judge America's presidents, James P. Pfiffner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-199) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000534925
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9781585443154
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000534925

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