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Who was our noblest president? Who has been the world's noblest political leader?

Asked by kevbo (25672points) February 8th, 2008 from iPhone

I’m not a presidential historian and too lazy to read up on this. Which president did the most good and the least evil? I’m wondering how high the bar has been set. How does this compare to the noblest political leader outside the U.S.?

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phoenyx's avatar

As I’ve mentioned before, I think George Washington was the best (and noblest); faults and all.

hossman's avatar

I think I need a better idea what you mean by noble. There are plenty of noble leaders who led their countries right into big trouble because they were idealists. You could say Neville Chamberlain noble tried to save lives by underestimating the need to oppose Hitler.

skwerl88's avatar

I would argue that Thomas Jefferson was due to his strict adherence to the constitution, strong belief in the population, and spirit to fight for the rights of the people, as well as the superfluity of other good deeds he did.

In the world, however, it would be quite difficult to determine. Mahatma Ghandi would probably be the easiest to argue since he lead the people of India in nonviolent rebellion in order to gain their freedom.

oratio's avatar

One of my favourites is M. Gandhi.

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