Coolidge

There has been a rush to resurrect Calvin Coolidge as the antithesis of Obama, but one should be a bit careful what one wishes for. Ted V. McAllister’s review of Amity Shlaes’ Coolidge (“A Rooted Man,” August/September) pointed out that there were indeed positive aspects to Coolidge’s character and to his beliefs in limited government. However, like many of his era, he was a supporter of the eugenics movement, which played a role in his decision to sign the immigration quota act into law.

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