“Welcome to the Clown Show”: Succession Season 3, Episode 6

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In 1992, journalist Richard Ben Cramer published What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a War and Peace-sized opus about six of the men who ran for President in 1988: Michael Dukakis, Bob Dole, Dick Gephardt, Gary Hart, Joe Biden, and the eventual winner, George H.W. Bush. Unlike other books about presidential campaigns, which just focus on the race itself, What It Takes devotes…