Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game

(Basic Books)

Felzenberg evaluates U.S. presidents according to six criteria: vision, character, competence, foreign policy, economic policy, and human rights. He argues that previous rankings have failed to specify what makes a successful president or have provided insufficient balance between successes and failures in particular administrations. Felzenberg teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.