Our Greatest Presidents?

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Lew, thank you for posting one of my favorite articles of all time, Ralph Raico’s “Our Greatest Presidents?”. I remember when I read it decades ago when it was first published in Libertarian Review.  I loved Raico’s biting sardonic irony and go-for-the-jugular stylistic touches, reminiscent of H. L. Mencken at his best.  It has served as my personal catechism as a high school history teacher of what not to inflict upon my unsuspecting students as statist propaganda.  Like baby chicks in an incubator, these poor kids come into my empty classroom with minds empty of all historical knowledge which proceeded their hatching.  For them, everyday is tabula rasa.  They deserve a fighting chance to discover and critically analyze historical facts and data for themselves, and not be force-fed garbage by “court historian” apologists for mass murder and the sanctioned rape of the US Constitution.

6:00 am on June 14, 2010