Skip to comments.FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America
Posted on 10/02/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT by lbryce
Actual Title:FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America
Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University
"In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes to War, he pulls the curtain back even further. Burt and Anita Folsom have produced a book that should be read by all Americans. This is the real history you do not find in textbooks." -- James P. Duffy, author of Lindbergh Vs. Roosevelt
"Few in the history profession have done more to shed light on the real Franklin Delano Roosevelt than Burt Folsom. With FDR Goes to War, Folsom and his wife Anita educate Americans on the facts we should have known but were never taught. You will find this book both shocking and refreshing." -- Lawrence W. Reed, president, Foundation for Economic Education
"A compelling look at a fascinating man in a devastating war. This is the FDR concealed for over half a century by liberal academics and biased journalists. You will learn a lot from this engaging and readable book." -- Paul Kengor, professor of political science, Grove City College, and author of Dupes
Product Description From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, called eye-opening by the National Review, comes a fascinating exposé of Franklin Delano Roosevelts destructive wartime legacy
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I was very anxious to have this post seen by as many FReepers as possible.The information provided therein deserves to be seen so that the truth about FDR,
his nefarious deeds be known by as wide an audience as possible.
As there have been only one response in the three hours since being posted, I've taken it upon myself to repost it under 'Extended News' to give it
the exposure it deserves. On the other hand, I understand if this post is removed from the "Extended List" category as it does not qualify as such.
Actual Title:FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America FTA:Did World War II really end the Great Depressionor did President Franklin Roosevelts poor judgment and confused management leave Congress with a devastating fiscal mess after the final bomb was dropped? In this provocative new book, historians Burton W. Folsom, Jr., and Anita Folsom make a compelling case that FDRs presidency led to evasive and self-serving wartime policies. At a time when most Americans held isolationist sentimentsa backlash against the stunning carnage of World War IRoosevelt secretly favored an aggressive interventionist foreign policy. Yet, throughout the 1930s, he spent lavishly on his disastrous New Deal programs and slashed defense spending, leaving America vastly unprepared for Japans attack on Pearl Harbor and the challenge of fighting World War II.. ==================================================================================================================================================================== Finally, for all those of us who've known the truth about FDR, this book provides a treasure trove of information that political adversaries,historical revisionists and their ilk will have a very hard time dealing with.
Really great books. Once read, you will have a real insight into what the Food Stamp President and the progressives are really up to. The similarities are stunning and alarming.
I guess, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Thanks for the info
A couple of things come to my mind. The plight of Americans of Japanese origin and the Great Sedition Trial of 1944.
I was born a little before we entered the wars so I do not recall news at the time of the actual events.
As for the former many were relocated and others were interned because they were suspected of being pro-Imperial Japan. Basically most were moved for their own protection. Thus a proposition for C.A.I.R. and the like Muslims living here; to wit, they feel threatened and in danger. I propose that they be relocated for their own safety. It's the least we can do.
The Great Sedition Trial luckily turned out to be a farce. Many believed that if Roosevelt -- AND the Stalin admirers and some cases friends of Stalin -- got their way with the little-people critics of their administration then the big-people critics of Roosevelt like Taft and the publisher of the Chicago Tribune would be prosecuted next.
We are entering a similar phase now but the Obama administration appears to have chosen the streets to prosecute their critics. At least Obama's extended administration, Van Jones, appears to have that task.
But ole slick willy wants credit for reforming welfare and being silent when Obama demolished it until he thought he could sweep his wife in when Obama ‘steps down’ in Jan. if we are bad.As Morris said.We will be BAD and the rats will put in a fake Bayh and we will all be on food stamps.Or to get back to this threads theme,in da poor house.
Looks like today.. almost no real-life experience. All classroom and exchanging awards with one another. Can express Marxist feeeeeeeeeeelings in their own words. Thus, they qualify as intellectuals.
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
Thanks, I will check it out.
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