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The New FDR?

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On April 13, 2021
Eric Rauchway is perhaps the finest working historian on the New Deal. He sees interesting parallels between Roosevelt and Biden, as this interview with Greg Sargent shows. Sargent: In the 1932 election, Hoover represented clearly the position that the type of aid Roosevelt campaigned on was a threat to the American experiment, while Roosevelt said […]

The New New Deal

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On May 17, 2020

Lizabeth Cohen is one of our most prominent historians of the mid-20th century. Now that we are in the early stages of what looks like the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we are hear

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Michelle Goldberg writes some important things about what connects the anonymous “senior administration official” op-ed to the fact that Kavanaugh is almost certain to be confirmed. You’ve seen the line of argument before, but Goldberg makes it exceptionally well. Since this dystopian regime began, I’ve wondered how Republicans who collaborate with Trump despite knowing he’s […]
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On April 5, 1938, oral arguments began before the Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company. This case, while technically found in favor of labor, showed the very sharp limits of the Court in defending workers’ rights even at the height of the New Deal, when the decision allowed […]
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