February 7, 2012South Africa
CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990 and his subsequent rise to the presidency to show how individuals shape history.
February 21, 2012United States
CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and discusses the balance between civil liberties and national security.
March 27, 2012United States
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.