Great President and/or Warmonger

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George Washington (Denys Wortman, noted cartoonist) takes the oath as the first President of the United States at the opening of the World's Fair, April 30, 1939.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, professor of politics and director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University, and Alastair Smith, professor of politics at New York University, co-authors of The Spoils of War: Greed, Power, and the Conflicts That Made Our Greatest Presidents (PublicAffairs, 2016), question whether popular American presidents like Washington, Lincoln, FDR and JFK, sought out armed conflict for their own interests.