I’ve had a good deal of fun over the last few weeks teaching a college-level political science course at Boise State University. The course is built around the politics and policy of the New Deal period in the 1930′s and we focus a good deal on the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt (and others) as well as the lasting impact of those challenging and dramatic days on life here in the American West. For a young adult in college today the 1930′s might as well be the 1730′s. It is ancient history, but considering the economic and political challenges we face today, I continue to be struck by the parallels between the political and policy discussion that took place in the 1930′s and the on-going debate we’re having in the country right now/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Post. More here.
Question: Do you see parallels between today and what you know about the 1930s?