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Founding Members of The Club

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Time Magazine editors Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs discuss George Washington’s second greatest service to his country.

“Becoming President in the first place was probably the best decision in the interest of the country. And he probably could’ve done it for life. And so everything Washington did set a precedent for everyone who followed. And the fact that he limited himself to two terms – decided to become an ex-president – was one of the most important precedents.”

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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