Amity Schlaes's history of the Great Depression is nothing less than an attempt to reclaim the 1930s for the free market.
Woody Holton's history of America's origins celebrates the contributions of the common people.
How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.
New Deal progressives believed the economy should exist to serve society, not the other way around.
The US public is wonderfully diverse, but the arts are not equally accessible to all.
Where the New Deal once served to rebalance the power between labor and capital, we are now perilously out of balance.
The Bush Administration's solutions for the subprime mortgage crisis are too little, too late. Americans need a New Deal-style agency to manage domestic reconstruction.
Most New Deal programs were anything but race- and gender-neutral in their impact. They were both racially discrminatory and a boon to many black Americans.
For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.
Today's relentless arguments against a higher minimum wage suggest that Roosevelt's battle is not yet won.