Friday, September 28, 2012

Beschloss talks of presidential character

Prominent author and historian Michael Beschloss talked with more than 200 students and faculty on the main campus and another 200-plus at UNC Charlotte Center City on Sept. 27. The visits comprised the second edition of the annual Chancellor's Speaker Series. Beschloss spoke largely on the topic of presidential courage and other qualities of character. He said the four key qualities for a good president are 1) presidential courage to do what is right, but unpopular; 2) oratorical skills that can sway opinion and drive behavior; 3) a sense of history that helps him/her avoid making major blunders and helps guide prudent decisions; 4) the ability and actual interest in working with those in other parties and with differing positions.

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