Skip to comments.Reassessing the Presidency
Posted on 11/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica
Now that Hillsdale's lecture series Constitution 201 has concluded, I would like to just take a short moment to point out another series that has some segments similar to what Hillsdale presented.
I initially came across this by doing research into the work of one of Hillsdale's professors, Richard M. Gamble. In The Mises series "Reassessing the Presidency", Gamble lays out very similar concepts about Woodrow Wilson as you saw in Constitution 201, or as you will find in my archives.
So far I have only listened to the sections regarding Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. Both of these sections appear to be very well researched and informative into the danger that progressivism presents our country.
The Mises audio lectures have also been uploaded to Youtube, if you so prefer, and for ease of navigation I have linked to them below. I have these listed in the same order as on the Mises page.
Harry Truman and the Imperial Presidency | Ralph Raico
The Impossibility of Limited Government | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
William McKinley: Architect of the American Empire | Joseph R. Stromberg
Martin van Buren: What Greatness Really Means | Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Presidential Money Mismanagement from FDR to Nixon | Joseph T. Salerno
Teddy Roosevelt and the Origins of the Modern Welfare-Warfare State | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Despotism Loves Company: The Story of Roosevelt and Stalin | Yuri N. Maltsev
Woodrow Wilson's Revolution Within the Form | Richard Gamble
The President as Social Engineer | Michael Levin
Unimagined Power: The Presidency in the History of Political Philosophy | Paul Gottfried
The Supreme Court as Accomplice: Judicial Backing for Executive Power | Marshall DeRosa
The Electoral College as a Brake on Presidential Power | Randall G. Holcombe
The Warren Commission: A Rothbardian Analysis | James Dunlap
Lincoln and the Triumph of Mercantilism | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Presidential Use and Abuse of the Sherman Act: Cleveland to Clinton | George Bittlingmayer
Reluctant Imperialism? William Howard Taft and the Colonial Empire | William Marina
The Use of George Washington in the Statist Offensive | David Gordon
From Bad to Worse: Interventionist Bias in Conventional Presidential Rankings | Richard Vedder
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They usually end up saying that someone like John Tyler or Martin Van Buren was the greatest president.
Those 19th century guys may (or may not) have been adequate to the demands of their day, but I have a hard time thinking that they could have coped successfully with the Second World War or the Cold War.
Dick - your link doesn’t work. Can you check it out? Thanks,
It appears that Google/YouTube is up to their old Obama protection tricks.
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