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Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 9:16 PM
I guess you're talking about Teapot Dome, which involved one guy who took a bribe. It had nothing to do with Harding except that the guy was in his Cabinet. That was far less serious than Obama assassinating American citizens, Holder selling guns to Mexican Drug lords, or Clinton sitting idly by as 4 Americans were butchered in Benghazi.
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...