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  •  Not to forget that the New Deal was proffered as (1+ / 0-)
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    a bone for the masses.

    Communists and socialists abounded during the era. FDR policies were watered down compared to the rhetoric and proposals of firebrands like populist Huey Long.

    It took much social pressure to enact New Deal legislation. The current level of social suffering hasn't generated the level of discontent necessary to implement current populist demands for less war and more social and infrastructure spending.

    Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people - John Adams

    by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:40:28 AM PST

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