The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: On the Need to Relax, Stay Home and Meditate

The Presidency

It is a sacred rite of democracy to hail each Administration before it takes office for its wisdom, daring and competence, none of which has yet been demonstrated. It is an equal privilege of those who await the future to lament the inevitable shortcomings that will plague the new team in town. We are joyous participants now in this old ritual, traveling the uproad toward Ronald Reagan's Inauguration. The rocky decline will follow soon. But there are some things that Reagan might do to ease a few of the predictable jolts.

For a start, the man in the Oval...

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