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Old September 11th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #11

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I don't see how anyone could dislike Ronald Reagan.
stuff like this comes to mind... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E...3Contra_affair
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Old September 11th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #12

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I wouldn't say I hate him, but I've never been a partisan of Thomas Jefferson. I don't care for Woodrow Wilson either.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #13

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FDR: I don't like the socialist policies he introduced, but he got the U.S. through the war.
Wilson: Another progressive, but he did have a great deal of empathy for a re-created Poland.
Robert E. Lee: On the wrong side of the Civil War, but a great military leader.
Andrew Carnegie: An enigma of sorts. He came from humble beginnings and, in theory, opposed elitism, although he lived and acted like a king through much of his business career. In the end, he gave most of his money toward charitable projects that benefited the workers who helped make his millions.
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I don't see how anyone could dislike Ronald Reagan.
1. A hypocrite on many occasions
2. Responsible for Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Saddam's Iraq for being the threats they were.
3. Made the final transitions of America importing more than exporting.
4. Beginning the tradition of increasing college tuitions to ludicrous levels.
5. He broke an international arms embargo to Iran (meaning he broke international law) to give weapons to Iran, one of our biggest enemies, to illegally fund a group in Nicaragua that was determined an illegal act, just to remove some people slightly to the left.
6. Increased Cold War tensions in the final years which was unnecessary.
7. Reaganomics.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 05:47 AM   #15

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Though I greatly admire his abilities and am grateful for his successes, I find Alexander Hamilton very easy to dislike on a personal level.

Also don't care for Andrew Jackson but, unlike with Hamilton, I don't really admire him for anything. Maybe the Battle of New Orleans.

I find most historical figures interesting or not interesting rather than think of them in terms of liking or not liking them. However, I do think both of the two above get very low marks on the 'like' scale.
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Top 3:

FDR
Lincoln
Eisenhower

First two were very evil men. Eisenhower was more just fool than evil in most ways.
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FDR
Lincoln
Eisenhower

First two were very evil men. Eisenhower was more just fool than evil in most ways.
How on Earth is a man who revived the American economy and helped defeat the Nazis evil?

How is a man who liberated millions of slaves and kept a country together evil?

How is a man who warned us about the military industrial complex AND about land wars in Asia a fool?!?
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How on Earth is a man who revived the American economy and helped defeat the Nazis evil?

How is a man who liberated millions of slaves and kept a country together evil?

How is a man who warned us about the military industrial complex AND about land wars in Asia a fool?!?

Thanks heaven you exist, EmperorTigerstar.
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Henry Kissinger and general Patton. (Raskolnik's choice is really extravagant)

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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:06 AM   #20

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What are those pre-1991 politicians, figures, and important people in American history that many people love but you cannot stand?

For me:

Thomas Edison
Henry Ford
Good picks. I definitely dislike those two.
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