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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama (Paperback)

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    What Makes a President Great?

    Academics, journalists, and popular historians agree. Our greatest presidents are the ones who confronted a national crisis and mobilized the entire nation to face it. That’s the conventional wisdom. The......more

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What Makes a President Great?

Academics, journalists, and popular historians agree. Our greatest presidents are the ones who confronted a national crisis and mobilized the entire nation to face it. That’s the conventional wisdom. The chief executives who are celebrated in textbooks and placed in the top echelon of presidents in surveys of experts are the ?bold” leaders? the Woodrow Wilsons and Franklin Roosevelts? who reshaped the United States in line with their grand ?vision” for America.

Unfortunately, along the way, these ?great” presidents inevitably expanded government? and shrunk our liberties.

As the twentieth-century presidency has grown far beyond the bounds the Founders established for the office, the idea that our chief executive is responsible to ?preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” has become a distant memory.

Historian and celebrated Reagan biographer Steven F. Hayward reminds us that the Founders had an entirely different idea of greatness in the presidential office. The personal ambitions, populist appeals, and bribes paid to the voters with their own money that most modern presidents engage in would strike them as instances of the demagoguery they most feared? one of the great dangers to the people’s liberty that they wrote the Constitution explicitly to guard against. The Founders, in contrast to today’s historians, expected great presidents to be champions of the limited government established by the Constitution.

Working from that almost forgotten standard of presidential greatness, Steven Hayward offers a fascinating off?the?beaten?track tour through the modern presidency, from the Progressive Era’s Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. Along the way, he serves up fresh historical insights, recalls forgotten anecdotes, celebrates undervalued presidents who took important stands in defense of the Constitution? and points the way to a revival of truly constitutional gove...

Steven F. Hayward is the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute, a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, and the Thomas Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ashland University. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School. Hayward has written for many scholarly and popular publications, including National Review, Reason, the Weekly Standard, the American Spectator, the Claremont Review of Books, Policy Review, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Real Jimmy Carter; Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Modern Statesmen; The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964?1980; and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980?1989.

Author:
Hayward, Steven F.
Series Title:
Politically Incorrect Guide
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
307
Language:
English
Publisher:
Regnery Pub
Publish Date:
02/13/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781596987760
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
7.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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