George Washington: The Indispensable President

February 15, 2018 | NH Institute of Politics

Stephen F. Knott, Ph.D., discusses George Washington as the “indispensable man” when it came to creating and defining the American presidency. He cites Washington’s presidency as an example of acceptable presidential behavior and the appropriate role of the executive branch in our system of separation of powers.

Stephen Knott, Ph.D., is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. Previously, 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.

His books include The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics; and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America.

February 15, 2018 7:00 PM

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