Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FDR, LBJ, and Obama

Michael Lind has a great article discussing why modern Democrats are so loath to identify with Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, even though they are arguably the most successful center-left presidents in American history (at least on domestic economic issues), and why this is ultimately a bad thing for the future of the Democratic Party. His analysis of the switch from the New Deal philosophy of FDR and LBJ to the neoliberalism of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama is really spot on.

2 comments:

  1. Please see:

    http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.com/2011/12/teddy-boys.html

    And:

    http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-deal-not-new-democrats.html

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  2. Thank you for the links, Mr. Lindsay.

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