This extremely perceptive scholarly work is relevant, historical, and easy to read. In this provocative volume, Schein provides a seamless pathway across the history and achievement of presidents – explaining their strengths and weaknesses; how their actions shaped our country. The respected references and balanced set of qualitative and quantitative opinions make this book a must-read experience.
Mirta M. Martin, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; President, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia
This is a book for all ages. It covers a breathtaking swath of American history in a way that should interest young adults and mature readers. In today’s hyper-partisan environment, it was wonderful to read an objective, fact-based narrative of American presidential history. It is destined to become a veritable “go to” source to learn about U.S. Presidents.
Vikas Mittal, Ph.D.
J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX
David Schein has articulated the concerns that many Americans have been thinking for many years, especially since the 2016 Presidential election. That is the United States has been in a sharp and grave decline from its world leadership role for the better part of 50 to 100 years. This book offers an in depth evaluation of every American president for the last 100 years and gives them each a grade, most of which are barely passing. In doing so, he uncovers underlying themes that have contributed to the decline we are now experiencing. He also provides a prescription for returning the country to its rightful world leadership role, which includes asking Americans to better educate themselves on the issues, not as the pundits, political consultants, and candidates spin them, but based on their own objective and non-partisan research and experience. Reading Dr. Schein’s book is a huge rst step in that process.
James D. Phillips Ph.D. J.D.
Associate Dean, School of Management, Marist College, New York
While The Decline of America offers a historical perspective of the presidency and the men who have occupied it for the last century, it also serves as a precursor to what we might expect from Oval Of ce inhabitants in years and generations to come. His look backward can shed light on what we, our children, and our grandchildren might have in store.
President, Barks Communications
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Decline of America: 100 Years of Leadership Failures. Based on performance and not popularity polls, Dr. Schein has assigned a grade for each president which represents an overall evaluation on their ethics and leadership. The recommendations for correcting the problems in the U.S. are clear and insightful. This remarkable book will help the reader with a new view of the last 100 years of U.S. presidents.
Wei Song, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing, School of Business, Black Hills State University, Spear sh, SD
The book gives a vivid picture of US presidents during the last 100 years and examines two important aspects of the presidents – their leadership decisions and their ethical orientation. The author is contributing to the eld of research of the social, political and economic systems around the world. Socially, the author has brought up the responsibility of presidency from the perspective of ethics and leadership. Politically, the author has brought out the failure of presidents from the angle of the US political system. Economically, the author has showed the municipal bankruptcies as a warning signal. I recommend that my students in China read this book to broaden their vision of US society.
Crystal Feng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, International College of Business and Technology, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China