1918 flu pandemic/Most successful presidents?

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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, February 19, 2018:

More than 100 people have died from the flu this season in Pennsylvania and it’s considered the worst flu season in 10 years.  One-hundred-years-ago, the 1918 flu pandemic killed 50 to 100 million people or about three to five percent of the world’s population.  500 million people were infected.  It was one of the worst natural disasters in world history – maybe even worse than the Black Death in the 1300s.  What happened a century ago?

Dr. Michael Neiberg, Professor of History and Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy, United States Army War College.

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Dr. Michael Neiberg

His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars in global context. The Wall Street Journal named his Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011) one of the five best books ever written about that war.

It’s President’s Day – holiday that was derived from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.  Both Washington and Lincoln are considered two of our best and most successful presidents.  What makes a president successful?  Is there a difference between being popular and being successful?

Dr. David O’Connell, assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College

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Dr. David O’Connell