Voting is the most fundamental responsibility and privilege that defines a democratic society. As part of a program at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, a group of students have formed an unbiased group to encourage voter turnout on campus as a way to fight for the democracy of their country. As part of this program, the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago on October 31st held an event where historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reflected on the publication of the seventh edition of her landmark book on leadership in turbulent times.
This comes at a time when the Americans are heading to the polls to vote for their representatives in the congress and other prestigious positions across the country. According to many literary critics, Kearns Goodwin is a leading historian in America today, “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.”
In her book, we are taken back to reanalyze the lives of four presidents that have transformed America: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. The book is considered an important modern day reevaluation of how these four presidents refined the abilities of presidential leadership utilizing the communication technology that was needed to meet the trials of their times. From the event invite:
Join the IOP as we welcome presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and member of the Institute’s Board of Advisors
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of seven bestselling books on presidential history, which have won awards such as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lincoln Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize in history.
The discussion lasted for an hour and some minutes. Take a look: