Watch iconic speeches from our favorite fictional presidents:
President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) in Independence Day:
President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) in Mars Attacks:
President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) in Idiocracy:
President Andrew Shepard (Michael Douglas) in The American President:
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (Martin Sheen) in The West Wing:
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- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
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- The end of academic freedom?
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