For President’s Day: Greed, Corruption, and Do-Gooder Liberalism (reprinted from 9/8/2018)

In honor of President’s Day I would like to offer a reprint of an earlier piece I wrote here, which has subsequently been revised and adapted into a larger form, as part of a book that should be completed by the end of this year. I wish to push no political agenda with this piece, or at least none specifically. The larger work is a collection of differing opinions people have had about these figures, both in their own times, and through historical revision. Grover Cleveland, to me, is one of the most…