Stephen F. Knott

The Lost Soul of the American Presidency

The trajectory of the office of President from its conception as a neutral, unifying office to a presidency of popular consent.

[Recorded June 4, 2020.]

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      Stephen F. Knott is a professor in the National Security Affairs Department. Prior to accepting his position at the War College, Knott co-chaired the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America and Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics. His most recent book is The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (University Press of Kansas). He is currently at work on a book on the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

      Knott is a regular presenter at History Camp Boston.