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Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

Brian953 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 2:42 PM
This is not strictly true. Libs are motivated in large part by their desire for political power that they can then use to help "people" in the abstract. Libs generally don;t like the individulals that make up the population. Libs think their ideas are superior, and crave the power to compel those who disagree into following libs’ supposedly-better ideas — against their will,
Alex_P Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 5:30 PM
Libs (like communists) always like people, it is individual persons they can't stand ;-)
For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents.

They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. And they have persuaded many Americans -- Barack Obama definitely included -- that progress means an ever bigger government

In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure.

That's one way to see it. But there are others, and...