The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

Sep 11, 2017

Faculty Fellow Jeremi Suri explores the history of the American Presidency in his new book. 

In his book The Impossible Presidency, Professor Suri argues that "circumstances drove well-intentioned American presidents to expand political institutions and mobilize more resources to serve the national interest. Short-term necessity transformed national purpose, and each step toward building a more powerful presidency encouraged future accumulations of power." 

Read more about the central arguments of his new book in Prof. Suri's recent articles in the Washington Post and War on the Rocks.