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The 1940s were a much, much more significant decade for domestic U.S. policy than they often get credit for.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 28, 2013
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In this section, we see how Southern politicians were a crucial swing vote in counteracting U.S. isolationism during the 1930s.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 14, 2013
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Many historians have argued that Social Security was originally designed to exclude minorities. This point came up for some debate in our Wonkblog Book Club.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 3, 2013
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In this section, we see how FDR turned a blind eye toward southern racism in order to get the New Deal passed.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 31, 2013
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Some of the Wonkbloggers haven't, uh, quite finished their reading. So we're delaying until next Friday our discussion of Ira Katznelson’s “Fear Itself."

  • Wonkblog Slackers
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  • May 24, 2013
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Time to kick off this book club. A discussion of the Introduction and Part I of "Fear Itself."

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 10, 2013
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Don't forget, and start your last-minute cramming! This Friday we'll discuss the introduction and part one of Ira Katznelson's "Fear Itself."

  • Wonkblog Team
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  • May 6, 2013
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It looks like there's a lot of reader interest in a Wonkblog book club, which is excellent. So let's get the first one underway.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 22, 2013
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