The Presidential Character: Predicting Performance in the White House

4th Edition

James David Barber

Routledge
Published July 1, 2008
Reference - 544 Pages
ISBN 9780205652594 - CAT# Y204888

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Summary

Dr. James David Barber's well-known, provocative examination of who has the potential to be voted into the highest office in the land and why was reissued just in time for the landmark 2008 presidential election.

Arguing that patterns in a person's character, world view, and style can allow us to anticipate their performance as president, The Presidential Character offers explanations and predictions of the performance of presidents and presidential candidates. Drawing on historical, biographical, and psychological research, Dr. Barber hoped to help voters make judicious choices in determining the country's highest leaders. Revisiting this classic work in today's important presidential election season begs a reconsideration of Barber's probing and enduring query, "What should we look for in a President?"

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