You are full of beans, Nimh. If you knew anything about the Great Depression you would know that the primary reason was NOT that FDR curtailed spending and narrowed the deficit.
Apparently, you are not familiar with Henry Morgenthau's Diary in which he THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY wEIrote: WE HAVE TRIED SPENDING MONEY...WE ARE SPENDING MORE THAN WE HAVE EVER SPENT BEFORE AND IT DOES NOT WORK..AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF THIS ADMINISTRATIONWE HAVE JUST AS MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT AS WHEN WE STARTED ...AND AN ENORMOUS DEBT TO BOOT"
Pickone of the following :
Morgenthau was senile when he wrote his diary.
Morgenthau was a covert conservative
Morgenthau , the Secretary of the Treasury during Roosevelt's terms of office from 1932 to 1940 knew exactly what he was talking about.
You, of course, give no evidence for your --Reason for the secondary depression was that DFR tgemporarily cut back on the new deal policides and tried to curtail spending--And of course, without evidence I would never believe a European Socialist like you.
Your gibe, Amity Shlaes , who appears to have become my new Posner--what ever that means --who you characterize as a hack who isn't exactly taken seriously by mainstream historians is another unsourced and undocumented piece of garbage which is not evidenced by anything but your unsourced opinion. I never beleive what Hungarian Socialists have to say until theygive good evidence.
Now,let's see what has been said about Shlaes--
"SHLAES IS INDEED, OF COURSE, CORRECT THAT THE NEW DEAL FAILED TO RESTORE ECONOMIC HEALTH"
Who wrote that, Nimh? Rush Limbaugh? Bill Buckley? Newt Gingrich?
NO- Nimh, that comment was made by your favorite American Magazine- THE NATION- which, of course, was known as Pravda West in the fifties and sixties.
I am happy that you had the nerve to take me on, congratualitions, You are not a pussy like, Cyclops, who is afraid of me/. IK have, of course, a great deal of documentation and evidence to show that, as the Nation wrote-THE NEW DEAL FAILED TO RESTORE ECONOMIC HEALTH.
Try a cup of tea with some paprika in it, Nimh. I have heard it works wonders to clear the mind.