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Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

eBook - 2009
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"Profiling each president on the merits of their policies and on the core principles of peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended to respect the war heroes and men who have succeeded in expanding the power of the executive office. However, this new examination cuts through longstanding bias and political rhetoric to offer a new nonpartisan system of ranking that is based purely on strength of policies and adherence to the Founding Father's guidelines for limited government. These rankings will surprise most and enlighten even acknowledged experts on the presidency."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, 2009
ISBN: 9781598131284
1598131281
9781598131307
1598131303
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 484 p.) ill.

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Vincent T Lombardo May 06, 2013

This is an extremely provocative book, a libertarian assessment of our Presidents, which turns American Presidential History on its head. Eland ranks the Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush on their records regarding peace, prosperity, and liberty. The results will surprise you. Eland's prose is workmanlike, and he is repetitive, but the book is still worth reading. You can easily skim this book to get the gist.

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