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James David Barber was a Duke University political scientist and provocateur best known for exploring the psychology of Oval Office aspirants and occupants. He spent years as a consultant to "NBC Nightly News" and as a board member of the Poynter Institute, a center for the study of journalism and media ethics in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Table of Contents
|Texas A&M University|
|Presidential Character and How to Foresee It|
|The Contradictions of Power|
|Three Tragic Tales|
|The Active-Negative Presidents|
|The Origins of Presidential Compulsion|
|Richard Nixon: Winning Tragedy|
|Of Love and Political Duty|
|The Passive-Negative Presidents|
|The Passive-Positive Presidents|
|Reagan Wrecks Reality|
|Congruence in Character|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt and Active-Positive Affection|
|Harry S. Truman and Active-Positive Combat|
|John F. Kennedy and Active-Positive Commitment|
|The Crucial Ford Transition|
|President Carter and Negotiation|
|President Bush and Worldview|
|The Theory of Presidential Character|
|Adding It Up|
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