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President Obama likes to portray himself as a new Abraham Lincoln or FDR, but he’s more like a James Buchanan or Herbert Hoover, says 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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