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Undoing The New Deal


Undoing the New Deal: Clinton Rolled Back the Deal, Obama Blew an FDR Moment (pt6)
Historian Gerald Horne says that President Clinton's "reforms" were a staggering blow to the social safety net; President Obama had a rare political moment where he could have created a modern New Deal, but he wouldn't do it

  December 20, 2017

Undoing the New Deal: African-Americans, Racism and the FDR/Johnson Reforms (Pt5)
Historian Gerald Horne says that to pass the New Deal legislation, FDR allowed discriminatory practices to appease the racist Dixiecrat section of the Democratic Party; the reforms of the 60's that responded to the upsurge of the civil rights movement helped Black Americans, but have been undone by Democratic and Repubican administraitons since - with host Paul Jay

  December 18, 2017

Undoing the New Deal: Truman Embraces the Cold War (pt4)
Historian Peter Kuznick says that while Truman supported the New Deal, he paved the way for its undoing by fueling the anti-communist, anti-socialist fervor which played into the hands of the right; with host Paul Jay

  December 14, 2017

Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism (pt3)
Historian Peter Kuznick says the New Deal created necessary programs and regulations that mitigated the effects of the Great Depression, but he wouldn't nationalize the banks or challenge private ownership

  December 10, 2017

Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left (pt2)
Historian Peter Kuznick says Truman bought into the Republican's post-WWII campaign against Russia and used the hysteria to purge the Democratic Party and defeat former VP Henry Wallace in the '48 Presidential election; with host Paul Jay

  December 7, 2017

Undoing the New Deal: The 1944 Coup Against VP Henry Wallace (pt1)
Historian Peter Kuznick and Paul Jay discuss the historical context of the fight between the Sanders' progressive wing against the oligarchy within the Democratic Party; the overthrow of Vice President Wallace by an alliance of party bosses and Southern racists was a turning point in the decades-long process to roll back the New Deal

  December 4, 2017

Henry Wallace Speech

  December 5, 2017

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