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The Historian and the President

Historians have been advising presidents for centuries. They don’t always help.

Joe Biden (L) and Jon Meacham (R). (Credit: University of Delaware)

The five days between Election Night and the announcement that Joe Biden won the presidency were full of significant news stories. Donald Trump’s attempts to stay in power, along with debates about election results and Biden’s possible cabinet, rightly commanded the majority of…




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Eric Medlin

Eric Medlin

I’m a writer interested in the intersections of history, ideas, and politics. I publish every week.

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