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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      Dr. Stephen F. Knott ( | Twitter) is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to accepting his position at the Naval War College, Knott was Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy.

      He is the author of nine books dealing with the American presidency, the early republic, and American foreign policy, including 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). His most recent book is Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy.

      Dr. Knott is a regular presenter at History Camp Boston.

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