Problems and Policies of American Presidents

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Problems and Policies of American Presidents is the second volume in The Miller Center's 20th anniversary series. It contains essays on particular American presidents and the issues and problems they faced. In Part I of this volume, the authors help prepare the reader by examining some differing presidential philosophies and how they affected a president's credibility and effectiveness. In Part II, the contributors focus on how approaches to problems and policies shape responses. Four intimates of Nixon, Kennedy,...
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Overview

Problems and Policies of American Presidents is the second volume in The Miller Center's 20th anniversary series. It contains essays on particular American presidents and the issues and problems they faced. In Part I of this volume, the authors help prepare the reader by examining some differing presidential philosophies and how they affected a president's credibility and effectiveness. In Part II, the contributors focus on how approaches to problems and policies shape responses. Four intimates of Nixon, Kennedy, Carter and Reagan discuss the character of their president's approach. Part III is devoted to the role of institutions and the tasks of organizing the presidency. Part IV discusses how issues arise concerning the constitutional provisions affecting the arrangements of government. The next section looks at the various facets of succession in accordance with the Twenty-fifth Amendment involving the disability of the president. The last two sections focus on problems and policies of the presidency, and are the core of the second volume.
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Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Jefferson and Madison 3
2 The Presidency: Consensus and Credibility 23
3 Portrait of A Friend 33
4 The Changing Washington Community 53
5 The Man and the Political Leader: Nixon 73
6 Kennedy as Leader: History's Judgment 97
7 The Perspective of the First Lady 115
8 Will there be a Reagan Legacy? 141
9 The Supreme Court and the Presidency 163
10 Congress and the Presidency: Nunn on Arms Control 177
11 Objectives and People 197
12 The Organization of Economic Policy-Making 217
13 Constitutional Issues: Executive Privilege 239
14 Succession and the 25th Amendment 263
15 The Budget and the Ford Administration 281
16 Civil Rights in the Trenches 305
17 The Presidency and Education: From Washington to Johnson 335
18 LBJ as the Education President 351
19 The State of Science: Dilemmas of the Golden Age 373
20 The Problem of the Fourth Estate 383
21 Forming a Policy on Star Wars 395
Z2 The President and the Internal Revenue Service: Tax Reform 427
23 Economic Policy-Making: The Reagan Administration 451
24 Policy-Making in the Carter Administration: Process and Procedures in Arms Control 473
25 The Office of Chief Justice 489
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