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Jack Rakove Discusses James Madison's Presidency

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Feb 8 2016

James Madison may be best remembered as the father of the constitution, but he was also the nation's first wartime president—and, as such, was the first to wrestle with how to use executive power in the Oval Office during a major national security crisis.

For the fourth episode of the Presidential podcast, we spoke with Madison scholar Jack Rakove about his presidency and whether it has left any imprint on how future commanders-in-chief balance questions of liberty and security during war....

To read more and listen to the podcast, visit the Washington Post website.