American Notes: Saint Herbert

In the hagiology of liberal America, Franklin Roosevelt has always been a favorite saint. Herbert Hoover was only slightly less villainous than Judas Iscariot. Now at least a few writers of the radical left are changing the text. In The Greening of America, Yale's Charles Reich argues that the New Deal helped create not only an inhuman corporate state but "a new consciousness that believed primarily in domination and the necessity for living under domination."

Herbert Hoover knew it all the time. So says Oregon State University's William Appleman Williams, dean of...

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