For more than half a century, Presidents based major decisions on a deliberative process that invited input from all the government agencies concerned. In the next Truth, Politics and Power, a critic describes President Trump’s styleas “sultanism,” with impulsive decisions based on personal relationships rather than the interagency process. In a conversation with George Washington’s fifth great-grand nephew,host Neal Conan learns why our first president rejected political ties of blood or friendship and why many of his successors were not so meticulous. “Family Ties at the White House”, next Truth, Politics and Power.
Henry F. (Chip) Carey
Carl Anthony has written extensively about first families and first ladies. Among his books is America’s First Families: An Inside View of 200 Years of Private Life in the White House. He has written and interviewed many first families, including the Clintons, George and Laura Bush, the Fords, Richard Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Henry F. (Chip) Carey is an associate professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. He has written extensively on international law, human rights and democratization.
Philip Smucker is a fifth-great-grandnephew of George Washington and is the author of Riding with George: Sportsmanship & Chivalry in the Making of America’s First President. As a journalist, Smucker spent decades covering conflicts and wars around the world. In addition to his book about his distant relative, he’s the author of My Brother, My Enemy and Al Qaeda’s Great Escape.