We The People
Featuring Bret Baier
and The Atlantic's Steve Clemons

January 19, 2017
Washington, DC

Before Donald Trump, the last man to win the White House without having held elected office was Dwight Eisenhower, who was voted in after leading the invasion of D-Day to win World War II.  As he turned the Presidency over to John F. Kennedy in 1961, Ike left his mark on the nation in a famous farewell address where he spoke of the "military-industrial complex."  Like Eisenhower to Kennedy and Obama to Trump, the transition of power from one party to another and the work of an outgoing president to help his successor keep the country safe exemplifies civitas, the notion of coming together and putting partisan differences aside for the greater good.

In a new book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission," Bret Baier, Fox News' Chief Political Anchor, details Ike's work through the Kennedy transition to maintain the peace the world had seen through his term. Baier sat down with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons for a We The People discussion on civitas and what we can learn today from the transition from Eisenhower to Kennedy.

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