FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Ronald Feinman, Ph.D.


Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a Professor of American History, Government and Politics for the past four decades, including 22 years as Senior Professor at Broward College and an Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He holds a Ph.D. from City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and is the author of “Twilight of Progressivism: The Western Republican Senators and the New Deal” (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981) and book reviews for various scholarly journals.

Dr. Feinman will be publishing a book entitled “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group) in the summer of 2015, after being commissioned by that publisher to write on that subject.

He blogs about politics and history at: www.theprogressiveprofessor.com. He is also a listed member of the FAU Speaker’s Bureau and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 10 years.

The Life and Presidency of Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton remains one of the most popular Presidents of all time, with his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton the odds on favorite to be the Democratic Presidential nominee in 2016, possibly heralding a new Clinton Presidency, with Bill Clinton being the “First Man” under his wife’s potential presidency. But Bill Clinton also remains one of the most controversial presidents, facing impeachment due to the sex scandals which erupted in his presidency, and which undermined his second term agenda. The accomplishments and shortcomings of the man and his presidency will be examined, both in domestic and foreign policy, and his post presidency will be analyzed as to its effect on the historical image of the 42nd president. The impact of Clinton on the Democratic Party, and the changing political atmosphere in America will be assessed. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the lecture.

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Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  Time:3:45—5:15 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member
Four Unappreciated Presidents

This course will trace the lives and careers of four Presidents who have often been unappreciated for their contributions: James K. Polk (1845-1849); William Howard Taft (1909-1913); Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); and George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). We will determine what their virtues, accomplishments, faults and shortcomings were, and their impact on American history.

Four Lectures
  1. James K. Polk (1845-1849)  
  2. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)  
  3. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)  
  4. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)