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The Role of Monsters in the American Presidency
D. Saul Weiner 2004-12-07 16:00
"She [America] goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy." So said our 6th president John Quincy Adams in 1821. But as economist and historian Robert Higgs has pointed out, a president displaying such timidity will not be judged as great by today's historians. Indeed, those presidents who heed Adams' vision are practically destined for mediocrity, if not worse. These...