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Our Greatest Presidents?

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06/11/2010Ralph Raico

In the 1940s and early '50s, a school of establishment historians existed who made it their business to extol the virtues of the "Great Presidents." This was a childishly transparent attempt to turn a bit of left-liberal politicking into the verdict of history, writes Ralph Raico.

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Ralph Raico

Ralph Raico (1936–2016) was professor emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

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