Rating & Rankingpresidents
Buchanan, Pat, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
In 1948, Arthur Schles-inger Sr. wrote for Life magazine a controversial article on a subject that has been the cause of spirited debate ever since. He listed the consensus of our academic elite as to which American presidents had been Great, Near Great, Average, Below Average and Failures.
Leading the list were Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and FDR. Below, but also among the Greats, were Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The Near Greats were Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, John Adams and James K. Polk.
In 1962, Schlesinger followed with a New York Times piece, also based on the responses of historians, political scientists …
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