Comment of the Day

“I should confess that I’m not a huge fan of presidential monuments anyway, because they reinforce popular deference to executive authority and strengthen the growing tendency to view our presidents as akin to monarchs but with term limits. But I’ll concede that a handful of presidents have performed acts of leadership, wisdom and courage that can provide enduring inspiration for subsequent generations, and that memorials on the Mall to a very few might be in order.”

Stephen Walt

10 thoughts on “Comment of the Day”

  1. Lincoln? Maybe. He sorta set the stage for the centralizing State. Not too fond of the prison camps or the suspension of habeus corpus either?????

  2. I agree, sadly those Presidents aren't remembered. We have an elected tyranny and the worst Presidents are deified.

  3. Lincoln wasn't a very popular president until he was assassinated. Certainly George Washington makes the list of great presidents. But the greatest of them all are the ones that aren't remembered well because they kept the peace.

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