"Fareed Zakaria GPS" this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
Second-term presidencies come with a unique set of challenges. How have past American presidents handled them? Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Jon Meacham and Robert Caro look back, and offer advice to President Barack Obama.
“Even in this era, where the president of the United States is watching in real time the operation to take out bin Laden, even with that there is a fog of war. There is a fog of information,” Meacham says. “And a president is paid to make sure that when he’s acting, he’s acting on facts. And I think where presidents get in trouble is, as President Bush did, I think particularly in the first term, was acting on information, acting on convictions that were not supported by the data coming in.”
Then, The Revenge of Geography author Robert Kaplan says despite the advances of globalization, international relations and trade remain bound by the rules of geography. And, in our “What in the World” segment – why Latin America has a bulging middle.