Letters, Dec. 6, 1948

Harding & the "Greats"

Sir:

Seldom if ever has a greater historical injustice been done than the rating of Warren G. Harding as a failure in the presidency by the 55 "authorities" of Professor Schlesinger [TIME, Nov. 8]. If service to the people who elected them is the criterion, then Harding ranks far above the two 20th Century "greats" [Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt] who allowed this nation to be plunged into two World Wars and then saddled us with a mountain of debt . . .

No greater tribute to the American system need be written than the rise to the Presidency of...

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