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Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

Optimista Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 11:54 AM
The Democrats/Liberals/Progressives/Communist, all thrive on misery and chaos. When there isn't any they will create one. Obama is starting his 5th year of misery creation.
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...