How an unlikeable president can shape democracy

What would the Founding Fathers think about the state of democracy under President Trump? History professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein join SalonTV’s Dean Obeidallah to discuss how the grouchy and personally unlikeable Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams warned about the imperfections of democracy and the risks of electoral politics. Isenberg and Burstein’s book, “The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality,” is available now.

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