Undoing the New Deal

Undoing the New Deal – The Age of Lunacy (Pt8)

February 4, 2018

Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction – with host Paul Jay

Undoing the New Deal: Eisenhower Builds an Arsenal of Nuclear Weapons and a Cabinet of Millionaires (pt7)

January 29, 2018

Historian Peter Kuznick says that in spite of his famous warning, Eisenhower can be called the father of the industrial-military complex; when he takes office, the U.S. has a 1,000 nuclear weapons, when he leaves, it’s 22,000 – with host Paul Jay

Undoing the New Deal: Clinton Rolled Back the Deal, Obama Blew a FDR Moment (pt7)

December 20, 2017

Historian Gerald Horne says that President Clinton’s “reforms” were a staggering blow to the social saftey net; President Obama had a rare political moment where he could have created a modern New Deal, but he wouldn’t do it

Undoing the New Deal: African-Americans, Racism and the FDR/Johnson Reforms (Pt5)

December 18, 2017

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

Undoing the New Deal: Truman Embraces the Cold War (pt4)

December 14, 2017

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

Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism (pt3)

December 10, 2017

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

Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left

Undoing the New Deal: Truman’s Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left

December 7, 2017

Replay of a TRNN interview from December 2016. 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

Undoing New Deal: The 1944 Coup Against VP Henry Wallace

December 4, 2017

Galbraith and Panitch: What Would Real Economic Reform Look Like?

March 25, 2013

In Pt.3 James K. Galbraith and Leo Panitch imagine what a genuinely reform minded US government might do about the economy

Gailbraith and Panitch: Is a New “New Deal’ Possible? Pt.2

March 21, 2013

James K. Gailbraith and Leo Panitch discuss the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the significance of the New Deal

Gailbraith and Panitch: Is a New “New Deal’ Possible?

March 20, 2013

James K. Gailbraith and Leo Panitch discuss the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the significance of the New Deal

Undoing the New Deal

March 10, 2013

PT2 On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Roosevelt’s election and the introduction of the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the post-war period and how successive administrations dismantled it

80th Anniversary of Roosevelt and The New Deal

March 4, 2013

Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss President Roosevelt’s policy of saving the economy from the ground up

The Power of Finance and a New, New Deal

February 25, 2013

On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system