The Impossible Presidency with Jeremi Suri

At the Wm. Roger Louis Lecture, Jeremi Suri addressed the Washington History Seminar about his work The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.  In this talk, he delivered a new history of the American presidency from the founding era to the present day, arguing that the early successes of the office created dangerous temptations and unrealistic expectations for recent leaders.  You can view a recording of the event here, in our Video Library.