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Aaron David Miller

Biography

Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller is vice president for New Initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For two decades, he served as an adviser to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State, helping formulate US policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli peace process. His pieces on the presidency have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and Foreign Policy, and he appears regularly on CNN, CNN International, NPR, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and The Lehrer NewsHour, as well as BBC and Canadian Broadcasting.

Aaron David Miller

Books by Aaron David Miller

by Aaron David Miller - American, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Venerating our past great presidents has always been safe, compelling, and inspiring. But when it also tempts us with the possibilities of their return, it may not be so benign. THE END OF GREATNESS offers a new way to appreciate and evaluate the presidency, a mode of understanding that gives conventional achievement ratings their place but ultimately makes the counterintuitive argument that, in expecting greatness, we have made goodness simply impossible. Miller argues that greatness in presidents is an overrated virtue, one that eclipses—and perhaps even thwarts—the real contributions of our presidents.