Forum, October 26, 10:00 am
“Some Surprising U.S. Presidents” with Max Skidmore
Conventional impressions of presidential history–Lincoln was superb, Pierce was disastrous–hold up to scrutiny. Others, not so well. Were Presidents of the Gilded Age subjugated by Congress? Did Reagan end the Cold War? Was “Obamacare” rammed through without Congress reading it? Some surprising answers. Dr. Skidmore, UMKC Professor of Political Science, Fulbright Scholar & Lecturer, relishes questions.