Report by Richard Geno
Another Conservative Forum packed house welcomed John Yoo, law professor at UC Berkeley. Professor Yoo, an expert on presidential executive power, discussed the various presidencies over the more than two centuries of American life. The title of his new book, "Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush," served as the backdrop for his talk.
John started by talking about how different scholars look at presidents as time passes. He pointed out three presidents in particular who were not particularly popular when they left office who have moved into the top 10 of presidents as determined by historical scholars. Those three are Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
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