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The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
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Nov 24, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

This is not a right wing rant but a very credible and well argued critique of The New Deal. Shlaes skilly weaved in a series of mini biographies of the major pro and anti New Dealers to tell her story, which is so relevant today, especially since academic historians generally are untruthful with their readers, and themselves, by continuing to perpetuate the New Deal myth of FDR (President for Life) arriving on a white horse to save the day and singlehandedly slay the Great Depression dragon.

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