FDR's New Deal is blowing away Washington's old line powerbrokers on the strength of FDR's personality and his ability to use the radio to get his message across to the American people.
Not since Abraham Lincoln has the need for effective leadership and prompt, vigorous action been more imperative.
The author believes the makeup of FDR's cabinet bodes well. He also adds a few thoughts about the outgoing Hoover administration--none of them complimentary
While the whole world was watching, this is what Chicago's finest did.
It was a rigged convention, and the Chicago police were spoiling for a fight.
As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.
When the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate, The Nation was skeptical.
Democrats seek the center--and lose their moorings.
A journey through the American heartland reveals the anger and desperation of the Great Depression.
"To achieve 'social values more noble than mere monetary profit,' to
'keep the money changers permanently out of the temple of our
civilization'...would be to transform America."