NPR logo

Putting the Bush Presidency into Historic Perspective

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5128639/5128640" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Putting the Bush Presidency into Historic Perspective

Putting the Bush Presidency into Historic Perspective

Putting the Bush Presidency into Historic Perspective

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5128639/5128640" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Yale Professor Stephen Skowronek says there have been presidents like George W. Bush before — he calls them orthodox innovators. But then things tend to go wrong. Professor Skowronek and author James Mann take a historical look at the Bush presidency.

Guests:

Stephen Skowronek, professor of political and social science at Yale University; his article on the Bush presidency appeared in the December issue of the journal Perspectives on Politics

James Mann, author, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet; author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies