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Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It took a half-century for historians to concede that the feisty Truman had solid accomplishments, especially in foreign affairs. Even his vulgarity was eventually appreciated as integral to the image of “Give ’Em Hell” Harry. But if he’d had access to Twitter, or had a Robert Mueller to hound him, the loose-cannon Truman probably would have self-destructed in a flurry of ad hominem tweets. Yet in the end, Truman proved successful because of what he did — and in spite of what he said.