Recarving Rushmore: ranking the presidents on peace, prosperity, and liberty

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Independent Institute, Jan 9, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 484 pages
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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 Fatherís guidelines for limited government. These rankings will surprise most and enlighten even acknowledged experts on the presidency.

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Review: Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

User Review  - Brendan Cole - Goodreads

A very good look at the presidents in terms of how they followed the constitution. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a constitutional look at the presidents. Read full review

Review: Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Great book. For those scoffers who can't begin to understand how a president like Jimmy Carter got a high rating by Eland, as opposed to say, Ronald Reagan, FDR, Woodrow Wilson,George W., etc., it's ... Read full review



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Ivan Eland is a senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute. A leading expert on defense issues, he is a frequent guest on ABC, NPR, CNN, Fox News and the BBC, and is the author of The Empire Has No Clothes. He lives in Washington, DC.

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