Sean Wilentz, a Princeton U. professor of history, tells us why we need to give U.S. Grant more respect. In “Who’s Buried in the History Books?” Wilentz writes: “To honor Reagan’s genuine achievements by downgrading those of Grant would deepen our chronic historical amnesia about the Civil War and Reconstruction, the central events of the … Continue reading More U.S. Grant Love
Reagan on the $50 Bill?
News from North Carolina: Rep. Patrick McHenry ® has introduced a bill to direct the Treasury to replace U.S. Grant’s portrait on the $50 bill with Ronald Reagan’s visage. He is reported to have said, “every generation needs its own heroes.” I won’t go into the pros and cons of President Reagan, nor the expense … Continue reading Reagan on the $50 Bill?