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Old 12-05-2012, 11:18 AM
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I finally finished the volume on Roosevelt: "The Politics of Upheaval."

It is amazing to see some of the parallels between the arguments being made then and those being made now. According to Roosevelt's opponents, any attempt for a national program to relieve suffering put us on the highway to communism.

One serious difference between then and now. NBC and CBS rejected slick marketing advertisements against political programs:

"[A]s the NBC president said, it 'would place the discussion of vital political and national issues on the basis of dramatic license rather than upon a basis of responsibility for stated fact or opinion.'"

Started "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis last night.


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