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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Wilson Center Book Required Reading for Top Marines

Apr 14, 2005
Former Wilson Center Fellow Jon Sumida's book--Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered--has been added to the Marine Corps's Professional Reading List.

Ethiopian Expert to Discuss Population Growth, Environmental Damage, and Poverty at Wilson Center

Apr 12, 2005
Educating Ethiopian girls could reduce deforestation and land degradation, according to speaker Sahlu Haile.

Securing the Homeland

Apr 11, 2005
Is America safer than on 9/11? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says yes, but details a number of things that we must do to make ourselves safer.

Jane Goodall Explores the Links Between Conservation and Human Health

Apr 11, 2005
"We often forget that we humans are part of the animal kingdom," remarked world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall during this Director's Forum. It is because of this connection that we are both vulnerable to the damage we inflict on the environment.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.