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Sullivan: What happens if the bank bailout doesn't quite work? If the economy slips back into depression later this year?
Coates: I think his skills as a politician will be severely tested. They already have been. But his skills as a politican will be severely tested.
Sullivan: We cannot control these forces in these places. And I think that the illusion that we can is what, in my view, the last few years should have stripped us of.
Coates: Are people able to hear that?
History Professor, Georgetown University
Doris Kearns Goodwin
author, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Richard Norton Smith
Scholar in Residence, History and Art History, George Mason University
History Professor and Provost, Columbia University