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Inside the Presidents Club

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time Magazine and Michael Duffy, executive editor of Time Magazine are the co-authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.  They explain what it's like inside the brotherhood of former Presidents.  

EVENT: May 1st, 12 p.m. at 92Y Tribeca Lecture Hall | More Information 

Guests:

Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs

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Comments [11]

So what did Nixon have on Johnson to keep him from speaking out? The first incident, revealed here, puts us in Viet Nam for another 5 years. And it has been detailed elsewhere that Nixon reached out to Johnson for help dealing with the growing Watergate scandal. Johnson dropped dead the next day.

Apr. 17 2012 06:19 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I see Mel Gibson is posting as CaptainDrG.

Apr. 17 2012 11:32 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

jimmy carter, Worst President Ever.

Apr. 17 2012 11:24 AM

Several American Presidents were denied the opportunity to consult with their successors. Coincidentally, they were mostly opponents of a central bank. Presidential opponents of a central bank were:

President Andrew Jackson destroyed the Second Bank of the United States by vetoing its 1832 re-charter by Congress and by withdrawing U.S. funds in 1833. January 30, 1835, an Assassin’s flintlock pistols both misfired, whereupon Jackson beat the Assassin to the ground with his cane.

Abe Lincoln- declined a 28% Rothchild loan, and printed Greenbacks without the banks. Abe Lincoln- declined a 28% Rothschild loan, and printed Greenbacks without the banks. Shot April 15, 1865.

President James A. Garfield, shot 1881, 2 weeks after giving a speech against the evils of central banking.

President William McKinley shot September 6, 1901. Died September 14, 1901 of his wounds.

Teddy Roosevelt shot 1912 while campaigning. The shooting may have initiated his health decline.

John F. Kennedy - replaced Fed. Reserve Notes with US Notes. Shot.

Ronald Regan - advocated sound money- Shot by the son of a friend of his Vice-President. The shooting may have initiated his health decline.

Apr. 17 2012 11:08 AM

Reagan didn't leave office and then got Alzheimer's - he had serious problems while he was still president.

Apr. 17 2012 10:58 AM
Jim B

Is Bush Sr. the father Bill Clinton never had?

Apr. 17 2012 10:57 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

It just goes to show that people with different views but who share the same higher goals (beyond their own personal ambitions) can find a way to rise above pettiness, grudges, and certainly party affiliation to do good works, and to provide moral support to each other in the service of higher calling.

Their behavior should be an example to us all, particularly the most partisan among us.

Apr. 17 2012 10:57 AM

With regard to Carter and Reagan and the Iran hostage crisis, we now know that Reagan committed treason by conniving to prolong the crisis and reap the electoral benefits.

Apr. 17 2012 10:54 AM
eric from Manhattan

What can you tell us about "the note" that each POTUS leaves for his successor? Is there any record of what any of these actually say?

Apr. 17 2012 10:51 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Oh, I'm sure Nixon only undermined Johnson's peace talks so he'd be able to carry out his secret plan to end the Vietnam war once he was elected!

Apr. 17 2012 10:51 AM

Has the secret service always had this wheels up, rings off culture

Apr. 17 2012 10:01 AM

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