From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, an “eye-opening” (National Review) exposé of FDR’s destructive wartime policies.
WAS FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT REALLY A GREAT WARTIME LEADER, AS HISTORIANS ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY ASSERT?
The acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, called “eye-opening” by the National Review, exposes the negative impact of FDR’s destructive wartime legacy on America’s economic and foreign policies today.
History books tell us the World War II economy was a boon, ending the Great Depression thanks to massive government spending. But the skyrocketing national debt, food rations, crippling taxes, and labor strikes of the time tell a story that is hardly the stuff of recovery. Instead, Roosevelt’s poor judgment and confused management left Congress with a devastating fiscal mess after the final bomb was dropped and ushered in a new era of imperialism for the executive branch. In this provocative book, Burton W. Folsom and Anita Folsom make a stunning case that will force America to take a second look at one of its most complicated presidents.
Burton W. Folsom, Jr, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow of Hillsdale College in Michigan as well as Professor Emeritus. He has also written for TheWall Street Journal, The American Spectator, Policy Review, and Human Events, as well as many other publications. He is the author or coauthor of eleven books and lectures widely at conferences and seminars.
Anita Folsom has pursued a career in both politics and the teaching of history. She directed the Free Market Forum at Hillsdale College for ten years. She served on the staff of Senator Mitch McConnell and in the Electoral College in 1988.