As a journalist, John Dickerson has reported from Washington since 1995 covering politicians of all stripes. He has interviewed several presidents and knows a thing or two about the office of president and the enormous responsibility it holds.
“The problems in the job unfolded before Donald Trump was elected, and the challenges of governing today will confront his successors,” writes Dickerson in The Hardest Job in the World. “After all, the founders never intended for our system of checks and balances to have one superior Chief Magistrate, with Congress demoted to “the little brother who can’t keep up.””
In this revealing book, Dickerson writes about presidents in history such as Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower, and in contemporary times, from LBJ and Reagan and Bush, Obama, and Trump, to show how a complex job has been done, and why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office.
“The president is a job of seriously high stakes in which, by the time you get hit by a surprise, high-stakes event, it’s too late to catch up. You need to have thought about the job, thought about your country, thought about the obligations of public service, seriously,” he told the Washington Post recently.
John Dickerson will join the HBS Club of NY for an exclusive conversation about Washington and the presidency, in addition to addressing current issues and the two campaigns. Join us for this can’t-miss event.
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Correspondent 60 Minutes at CBS Corporation
John Dickerson is a 60 Minutes correspondent. Prior, he was a co-host of CBS This Morning, the anchor of Face the Nation, and CBS News’s chief Washington correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic, co-host of Slate‘s Political Gabfest podcast, and host of the Whistlestop podcast. Dickerson won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency as Slate‘s chief political correspondent. Dickerson covered the White House for Time during his 12 years at the magazine. Dickerson graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a specialty in American Studies.
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