Thursday, January 20, 2011

George Washington's First War

Ron Chernow has written a huge and brilliant biography of our First and Greatest POTUS that I am slogging through, mainly because of my own immersion in the downside of the Revolutionary War. It is clear to me that, although Lincoln may have saved the Republic, Washington's incredible bravery and steadfast stubbornness with occasional bouts of brilliant daring make him by far our greatest president, for the simple and obvious reason [except to historians] that he was absolutely indispensible to the founding of our nation.

The silly polls conducted recently by tiny schools in upstate New York state that have FDR and Teddy Roosevelt as our two greatest presidents indicate only the deadening provincialism of American historians---whose bias is so transparent that their professionalism is in grave doubt.

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