Expert says partisanship makes the presidency #1

Historian Jack Rakove says that the presidency has emerged as the strongest of all three branches of the US government, due to partisanship in Congress.

To explore how the presidency and the practice of politics have changed since the early days of the republic, Worldview Stanford interviewed Jack Rakove, professor in history and American studies at Stanford University. A historian of the American Revolution and the origins of the US Constitution, he is the author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on James Madison.

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