Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Presidential Survey – Rating the Middle of the Pack

| February 22, 2014

Last week I took part in a President’s Day Survey¬†to rate the historical performance of the previous occupants of the White House. I elaborated briefly upon my choices for the top and the bottom of the list, though my findings were also somewhat atypical for such surveys – including historians of both the left and […]

Rating the Presidents

| February 18, 2014

In commemoration of President’s Day, I was recently asked to participate in a historians’ survey of presidential rankings sponsored by my friends at Franklin’s Opus. The cumulative results may be found at the link and are fairly unique for surveys of this type in that they are significantly more introspective than the typical surveys of […]