THE PRESIDENCY: The Morning After

"On the morning after election the successful candidate stands at the peak of political success." Then "many problems that until now have been only dimly sensed and perhaps deliberately avoided come fully into view ... the next ten or eleven weeks seem like a short time."

So warns onetime University of Chicago Political Scientist Laurin L. Henry in Presidential Transitions-a detailed history of the last four party changes (1916, 1920, 1932, 1952) in the U.S. presidency. But, mainly due to Henry, this week's winner will get sage advice from Washington's nonpartisan Brookings Institution,...

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