President Obama likes to portray himself as a new Abraham Lincoln or FDR, but he’s more like a James Buchanan or Herbert Hoover, Bookmonger Shattered Concensussays James Piereson, author of Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Piereson explains why we’re on the verge of what he calls “America’s Fourth Revolution,” whether we’ll have to endure a new economic crisis to get there, and whether the 2016 elections hold any hope for resolving our current dilemmas of slow growth, entitlements, and debt.

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  1. Israel P. Inactive
    Israel P.

    Love the cover!

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  2. user_82762 Thatcher


    The gentleman presents some very non-trivial thoughts. His periodization of American History rings true.



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