Judge Napolitano on Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt; Amity Shlaes on Coolidge and FDR


On Friday's special President's Day episode of The Independents, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst and Reason.com columnist Andrew Napolitano celebrated the holiday by sharply criticizing the revered president Abraham Lincoln:

For more on Napolitano's Civil War-related commentary, consult his Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America. The judge's latest book, Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom, was subject of another Independents segment:

Also comparing presidents was Amity Shlaes, author most recently of Coolidge, and also The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression:

Reminder: All these videos and many score more are available on The Independents' playlist page.

Nick Gillespie interviewed Shlaes for Reason in 2007, and Napolitano for Reason.tv in 2011. The judge also got cross-examined by Brian Doherty in 2007, and Damon Root in 2010.