Tag Archives: New Deal

Norman Thomas on the New Deal

In my post today about W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, I’ll talk about Socialist Norman Thomas’ views regarding President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. This will probably not be the last time that I discuss Norman Thomas’ views on … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 4

For my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’d like to highlight Ambrose’s quotation on page 120 of something that Richard Nixon said in a speech when Nixon was running for Congress in 1946: “[Nixon] … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 2

My latest reading of Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, the Congress Years, 1946-1952 was about Richard Nixon’s 1946 campaign against Democratic congressman Jerry Voorhis for Voorhis’ congressional seat.  My post tomorrow will look at the narratives about the campaign … Continue reading

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Clear and Present Dangers 4

I have two items for my write-up today on M. Stanton Evans’ Clear and Present Dangers: A Conservative View of America’s Government (copyright 1975). 1.  A significant point in my reading of Evans’ book thus far has been that the … Continue reading

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