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Saturday, December 22, 2007  
In today's "Readings in the Age of Empire" column, Doug Bandow takes a look at Amity Shlaes' The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression:
The Forgotten Man is more descriptive than judgmental, a thoughtful history that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the New Deal. But free of the starry-eyed admiration of many biographers, Shlaes presents the dark practical undercurrents to the rhetorical flights of fancy that characterized Roosevelt and the New Deal. As a result, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that while Roosevelt might have restored people's optimism, he undermined their productivity.
It's on my "to read" list, for sure.
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