The 1940s were a much, much more significant decade for domestic U.S. policy than they often get credit for.
In this section, we see how Southern politicians were a crucial swing vote in counteracting U.S. isolationism during the 1930s.
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.
In this section, we see how FDR turned a blind eye toward southern racism in order to get the New Deal passed.
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."
Time to kick off this book club. A discussion of the Introduction and Part I of "Fear Itself."
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."
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.