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TEASER: Why the New Deal Matters (w/ Eric Rauchway)

TEASER: Why the New Deal Matters (w/ Eric Rauchway)

Update: 2021-04-30
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In this episode, Matt is joined by historian Eric Rauchway for a deep-dive into his new book, Why the New Deal Matters. It's Rauchway's latest effort to recover Franklin Delano Roosevelt as an anti-fascist political leader who sought to expand the meaning and practice of American democracy—that in a robust democracy, people don't just need enough to live on, but something to live for. Topics include: Herbert Hoover's and FDR's different responses to the Bonus Army's march on Washington; why Hoover is the true founding father of modern conservatism; how FDR understood the New Deal as more than just a pragmatic series of experiments; the importance to the New Deal of public art and projects like building libraries and theaters; why, despite its compromises with white supremacists in the Democratic Party, the New Deal continues to inspire; and more! 

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TEASER: Why the New Deal Matters (w/ Eric Rauchway)

TEASER: Why the New Deal Matters (w/ Eric Rauchway)

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