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The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents

Author : Steven F. Hayward
ISBN : 9781596987791
Genre : Political Science
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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 government in America. What you didn’t learn from your history teacher, but will find in The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Presidents: Progressive hero Woodrow Wilson aired a pro–Ku Klux Klan movie at the White House Calvin Coolidge, much mocked by liberal historians as a bland Babbitt, was the last president to write his own speeches, guided the country through years of prosperity and limited government, and was one of the most cultured men ever to live in the White House Why Eisenhower’s two biggest mistakes as president were, in his own words “both sitting on the Supreme Court” How as president JFK took mind–altering drugs, many of them prescribed by a physician he called “Dr. Feelgood,” who later lost his medical license for malpractice Nixon’s hysterically vilified Christmas bombing of North Vietnam in 1972 caused very few civilian casualties and compelled North Vietnam to negotiate an end to the Vietnam War The misunderestimated George W. Bush read 186 books during his presidency, mostly non–fiction, biography, and history

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Socialism

Author : Kevin Williamson
ISBN : 9781596986497
Genre : Political Science
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Argues that the same impulse for control that governed the Soviet Union is present in the American health care and educational systems and that socialism can never work because of human nature.

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Real American Heroes

Author : Brion McClanahan
ISBN : 9781596983205
Genre : Political Science
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Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents From Washington To Taft

Author : Larry Schweikart
ISBN : 1621575241
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Back by popular the demand, the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of the topics every an American needs to know. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 1 tackles every commander in chief from George Washington to William Howard Taft.

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers

Author : Brion McClanahan
ISBN : 1596985933
Genre : Political Science
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The truth revealed--and PC myths shattered--about the Founding Fathers Tom Brokaw labeled the World War II generation the "Greatest Generation," but he was wrong. That honor belongs to the Founders--the men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty and independence, and who established the United States. This was a generation without equal, and it deserves to be rescued from the politically correct textbooks, teachers, and professors who want to dismiss the Founders as a cadre of dead, white, sexist, slave-holding males. Now, a clear-sighted conservative historian, Dr. Brion McClanahan, does just that. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, he profiles Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and other important Founders; traces the key issues of the day and shows how they dealt with them; and in the process details the Founders' deep faith, commitment to the cause of independence, impeccable character, and visionary political ideals. Even better, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers proves that the Founders had a better understanding of the problems we face today than do our own hopelessly liberal and painfully self-serving members of Congress. McClanahan shows that if you want real and relevant insights into the issues of banking, war powers, executive authority, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, states' rights, gun control, judicial activism, trade, and taxes, you'd be better served reading the Founders than you would be watching congressional debates on C-SPAN or reading the New York Times. That makes The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers much more than simply a restoration of a bit of our patrimony, reconnecting us with the greatest political thinkers in our history--as urgently needed as that is. McClanahan shows that it was from their debates--and their bedrock conservative principles--that we secured our liberty. He argues that only by understanding their principles will we be able to keep the freedom that Americans have cherished for generations. That makes this a vital guide to restoring a sane, sober, Constitutional sense of responsibility to today's public debates.

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The British Empire

Author : H. W. Crocker, III
ISBN : 9781596986299
Genre : History
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Presents an irreverant and humorous look at the four-hundred-year history of the British empire.

The Politically Incorrect Guide To American History

Author : Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
ISBN : 0895260476
Genre : History
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Looks at American history with an irreverant and hard-hitting look at the nation's important people and events, concluding that the American Revolution was fought by conservatives and the First Amendment accepted state-sponsored churches.

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