"I have been proud to support research for this book." -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
"History books and politicians in both parties sing the praises for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency and its measures to get America out of the Great Depression. What goes unappreciated is the fact that many of those measures exacerbated and extended the economic downturn of the 1930s. New Deal or Raw Deal?
is a careful documentation and analysis of those measures that allows us to reach only one conclusion: While President Roosevelt was a great man in some respects, his economic policy was a disaster. What's worse is that public ignorance of those policy failures has lent support for similar policies in later years. Professor Burt Folsom has produced a highly readable book and has done a yeoman's job in exposing the New Deal." -- Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University
About the Author
Burton W. Folsom, Jr., Ph.D.,
a professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan, is the author of several books. A regular columnist for The Freeman,
he has also written for The Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, Policy Review
, and Human Events.