FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

By Burton W. Folsom, Jr. and Anita Folsom
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13.28 Hours 10/11/2011 unabridged
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Burton Folsom's New Deal or Raw Deal? was heralded by critics across the board, and #1 New York Times bestselling author and media personality Glenn Beck called it "a must read to help understand our current fiscal problems." Now, writing with his wife Anita Folsom, a domestic policy specialist, FDR Goes to War expands on the premise that FDR's legacy has damaged America and helped lay the groundwork for the current economic crisis. The Folsoms continue to expose the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. Many government programs that are widely used today have their seeds in the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare, among others, all stifle economic growth-encouraging decreased productivity and exacerbating unemployment-and public ignorance of some of these policy failures has lent support for similar policies in later years. Informative, groundbreaking, and illuminating, FDR Goes to War is a must-listen for anyone who considers limiting government control and spending as the way to fix the economy.

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Burton Folsom's New Deal or Raw Deal? was heralded by critics across the board, and #1 New York Times bestselling author and media personality Glenn Beck called it "a must read to help understand our current fiscal problems." Now, writing with his wife Anita Folsom, a domestic policy specialist, FDR Goes to War expands on the premise that FDR's legacy has damaged America and helped lay the groundwork for the current economic crisis. The Folsoms continue to expose the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. Many government programs that are widely used today have their seeds in the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare, among others, all stifle economic growth-encouraging decreased productivity and exacerbating unemployment-and public ignorance of some of these policy failures has lent support for similar policies in later years. Informative, groundbreaking, and illuminating, FDR Goes to War is a must-listen for anyone who considers limiting government control and spending as the way to fix the economy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“They don’t teach this stuff in school.” Glenn Beck
FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force---and a scholarly one, at that---of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University
“The latest and perhaps the most devastating critique of FDR…Painfully relevant.” Thomas Sowell, author of Basic Economics
“In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR’s failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes to War, he pulls the curtain back even further. Burt and Anita Folsom have produced a book that should be read by all Americans. This is the real history you do not find in textbooks.” James P. Duffy, author of Lindbergh Vs. Roosevelt

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Author

Author Bio: Burton W. Folsom Jr.

Burton W. Folsom Jr. is a professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan and senior historian at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. He is a regular columnist for the Freeman and has written articles for the Wall Street Journal and American Spectator, among other publications. He lives in Michigan.

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Author Bio: Anita Folsom

Anita Folsom has pursued a career in both politics and the teaching of history. Anita served as county chairman for the Reagan/Mitch McConnell campaigns in 1984, and she worked for US Senator Mitch McConnell for two years after he was elected. She currently blogs at BurtFolsom.com

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English