The history of presidential disaster management

It’s hard to imagine a modern-day president ignoring a large-scale natural or manmade disaster. But presidential responses to disasters have evolved over time.

Presidential historian and former Bush administration official Tevi Troy examines the history of disaster management from the White House in the book Shall We Wake The President? Troy shared key themes from the book during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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