Moral Leadership And The American Presidency / Edition 1

Moral Leadership And The American Presidency / Edition 1

by Robert E. Jr. Denton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742539482

ISBN-13: 9780742539488

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

We have a crisis of leadership in America today. We are not electing the very best to public office, nor are the best willing to serve. As a nation, we have lowered our standards and expectations of those who run and their performance in office. Robert E. Denton, Jr.'s exceptional book explores moral presidential leadership, ultimately calling for a return to a

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We have a crisis of leadership in America today. We are not electing the very best to public office, nor are the best willing to serve. As a nation, we have lowered our standards and expectations of those who run and their performance in office. Robert E. Denton, Jr.'s exceptional book explores moral presidential leadership, ultimately calling for a return to a 'heroic presidency.' Briefly surveying presidential character throughout our history, he gives an overview of the decline in trust of the government and offers possible reasons for this trend. Denton argues that personal character and integrity are essential and critical presidential traits. Focusing mainly on Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, he compares the scandal-filled terms of Clinton and Richard Nixon and looks at Bush vis-^-vis the elections, September 11, and the Iraq war. Denton addresses the myth of separating private from public behavior and shows how virtually everything presidents do or say influences their decisions and impacts citizens. Moral Leadership and the American Presidency is a must-read for anyone interested in the modern role of the president or in morality in American public life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742539488
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Presidential Character: Does It Really Matter? Chapter 3 2 The Diminished Presidency: Post-Clinton Chapter 4 3 The American Presidency: The Job Description Chapter 5 4 The American Presidency and Moral Leadership Chapter 6 5 The Case of William Jefferson Clinton Chapter 7 6 So, What About George W. Bush' Chapter 8 7 The Presidency, Moral Leadership, and a Government as Good as the American People Chapter 9 Selected Bibliography

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