That is the headline of a recent article at the History News Network. An “informal, unscientific survey of historians” showed
- 81 percent of 415 historians surveyed viewed the Bush Administration as a failure.
- 12 percent of all historians who responded rate the Bush presidency the worst in American history.
- 17 percent said Bush was the biggest failure as president since Nixon, 14 percent said he was the biggest failure since Harding and 12 percent said he was the biggest failure since Hoover.
Plainly, it is too early to truly judge the legacy of the Bush administration. I personally believe the historians are not far off the mark. The sad thing is, the November election may teach us all too soon that those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.