‘Trump doesn’t measure up’: Doris Kearns Goodwin on leadership


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The Team of Rivals author has brought Lincoln together with Johnson and two Roosevelts to produce a timely study of what makes a great president

Nelson Mandela is dead. Barack Obama is out of office. Strongmen are thriving from China to Egypt, from North Korea to Turkey. Britain’s prime minister looks weak as Brexit looms and Europe threatens to unravel. America’s president is seen by many as a dangerous demagogue surrendering the primacy his nation held for seven decades. The world is crying out for leadership.

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