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Amid the current economic and financial crises, President Obama may do well to remember the men who have come before him. As we move toward his first 100 days in office, there is much that can be learned from George Washington, Martin Van Buren, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and others. Has the exercise of executive power protected civil and economic liberties? Have attempts to occupy and "nation-build" in the Mideast and elsewhere been successful? What about federal intervention in the economy?

Please join us as Ivan Eland, author of Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty and political scientist Andrew R. Rutten examine these issues and highlight the historical "dos" and "don'ts" of the Oval Office.

Added by insideronline on March 18, 2009

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