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January 4, 2009 6:00 AM

Even to his defenders, Bush's legacy is 'debatable'

The first chief executive with a master's in business administration is leaving President-elect Barack Obama a nation that's arguably in the worst shape since Herbert Hoover left Franklin Roosevelt the Great Depression and a world in which fascism was on the march 76 years ago. While scholars estimate that it takes at least a generation before a president's legacy can be analyzed objectively, many already are unflinching in their assessment of Bush.

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