Thursday, November 15, 2012

Alf Landon and the New Deal

The following was an exchange between Studs Terkel and Alf Landon, many years after Landon ran against FDR in 1936 as the Republican candidate:

Terkel: "Do you feel the New Deal saved our society?"

Landon: "By and large? (Pause.) Yes."

(From the book "Hard Times: An Oral History of Great Depression," by Studs Terkel.  New York: Random House, 1970 (p. 336 of New Press paperback edition, 2000))

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