#1389: Women In Political Dynasties | WAMC

#1389: Women In Political Dynasties

Mar 4, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we speak with a presidential historian about women in political dynasties. And we explore changes when it comes to women in comedy. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Stephen Hess is a senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He served on White House staff during Eisenhower and Nixon presidencies and as advisor to Presidents Ford and Carter. He recently released a new edition of his book from 50 years ago, now called America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton. The book has two additions, the Bushes and Clintons. With a look toward the future, Hess talks about what could be a political dynasty in waiting, the Clintons. With Jeb Bush having dropped out of the presidential race, I asked Hess where the Clintons stand when it comes to powerhouse families. 

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That was Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He served on White House staff during Eisenhower and Nixon presidencies and as advisor to Presidents Ford and Carter. He is the author of America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton

We now peer through a different historical lens as Philosophy Talk's Shuka Kalantari looks at the changing faces of women in comedy with University of Connecticut Law Professor – and former standup comic – Jill Anderson.  

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