Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Andrew Jackson & Jon Meacham

Besides gracing a $20 bill, Andrew Jackson, our seventh President, gave life to the idea of populism, founded the modern Democratic Party, preserved the union and defined modern political practices that are still with us today.

Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, and the author of the bestsellers American Gospel and Franklin and Winston, offers up American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.

My conversation with Meacham: