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Rapoport and Mele on the Perot Legacy

Professor Emeritus Ron Rapoport and his prize former student Nicco Mele, currently Director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard's KennedySchool, shared their views on the late Ross Perot in this article in the Washington Post.  Perot was a major force in American business and his third party candidacy had a significant impact on American politics in the 1990s.  Rapoport and Mele assess his legacy, above all in terms of having been an insurgent candidate.