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On May 26, 1937, United Auto Workers organizers, including future president Walter Reuther, walked toward the Ford Motor Company’s giant River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan to hand out pro-union leaflets to workers. As they crossed an overpass toward the plant, Ford’s private army, led by his right-hand man Harry Bennett, savagely beat them, then […]

Disasters

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On January 11, 2013
Alyssa Battistoni has an interesting and lengthy piece at Jacobin about natural disasters, what will cause us to do something about them, what lessons do we leawrn, and a lot of other things. I think it’s been out for a little while, but I just read it. The reality is that we will learn nothing […]

Hoover Revisionism

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On January 29, 2009
Josh Marshall is right about Herbert Hoover, and he’s right about Jonah Goldberg, the latter of whom is, of course, a buffoon. There’s no use reiterating all the ways that Hoover was or was not substantively responsive to the depression. Notwithstanding Goldberg’s insistence that Hoover was “not this stand-pat, do-nothing guy,” Hoover simply failed for […]
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