Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and LibertyeBook - 2014
Evaluating presidents on the merits of whether their policies promoted peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended to give higher rankings to presidents who served during wartime, were well spoken, or exceeded in expanding the power of the executive office. However, this new examination cuts through these longstanding biases and political rhetoric to offer a new nonpartisan system of ranking that is based purely on how well each president's policies adhered with the founders' original intention of limiting federal power in all its aspects. As a result, the book provides an alternative history of the United States as seen through the founders' likely vision of subsequent presidential actions. These presidential rankings will surprise most and enlighten even acknowledged experts on the presidency.
Publisher: Oakland : Independent Institute, 2014
Edition: 2nd ed
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (948 pages)