Skip to comments.Most Overrated Historic Figure(s)
Posted on 04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by MNDude
There are probably many people in history who have received more credit than they deserved. Excluding any US Presidents in the past century (that would be too easy), what three historic figures do you think are the most overrated?
I mean.....not overrated.
I’ll add Princess Diana to the names above
You guys totally reminded me of this:
Andrew Jackson gave the British the most lop sided defeat they ever suffered. They lost more men in several battles and lost nearly all in others but they also inflicted lots of casualties in all those.
At New Orleans Jackson suffered less than 50 casualties while the British suffered thousands.
Agreed. Certainly the most overrated non-President political figure of the last twenty years. What exactly is so great about him? If he was white, would any of us know who he is?
Your list might be the closest to what I would have. I’d take out Sagan and put in Nietzsche. Art has been terrible since Picasso for the most part.
Definitely FDR. Then I would add Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama.
He had an Obama complex.
Eygpt, Russia, Waterloo. Three times he expected to win because it was his destiny, and didn't take into account local factors - supply lines, weather, competant opponents.
I might change one of mine to Woody Allen after that clip:-)
1. Karl Marx
Bernard Law Montgomery
Any Soviet / Chi-com Leader - all same to me
Yassir (nossir) Arafat
Most current pro and college athletes
Don’t forget largely responsible for WWII.
LOL Phillies fans suffer.
Ethel Merman also.
He followed that up with the Indian Removal Act and instituting the spoilage system for federal appointments. I'll give him credit for being the last president to pay off our debt but he certainly is not the icon portrayed in text books.
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