As Biden Prepares To Take Office, FDR's Presidential Transition Offers Lessons
Historian Robert Dallek interprets Franklin Roosevelt's core challenge at inauguration as producing a program of reform to stabilize the economy without indulging the currents of authoritarianism sweeping Europe.
SOURCE: The New Republic
The End of the Businessman President
by Kyle Edward Williams
Will Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic mark the end of the pernicious myths that the popular good is served by running government like a business, or that business executives have a talent for governing?
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
Trump Continuing to Fight on Could Cost American Lives, Jobs and More
by Eric Rauchway
Herbert Hoover's refusal to support FDR's policy agenda during his lame duck period delayed economic recovery at the cost of jobs, homes and lives.
Donald Trump May Not Be Herbert Hoover
by Tom Engelhardt
Trump, unlike President Herbert Hoover, may usher us into a true Great Depression and possibly not suffer a staggering defeat at the polls in November, as that president did in 1932.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Could Trump Go the Way of Herbert Hoover?
Will the ignominious political fate of Herbert Hoover await Donald Trump when voters deliver a verdict on his tumultuous presidency in November?
SOURCE: Washington Post
The Republican President Who Vetoed a Great Depression Rescue Package in an Election Year
In 1932, President Hoover was also wary about government spending during an economic crisis.
Herbert Hoover and Donald Trump: Two Studies in Failed Crisis Leadership
by Robert Rupp
If history shows Hoover followed the wrong path for principled reasons, what will it say about Donald Trump, who has several tools that were not available to Hoover?
SOURCE: The New York Times
The Coronavirus Test Is Too Hard for Trump
by Jamelle Bouie
The president joins Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan as a leader who failed when it mattered most.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Covid-19 May Destroy Donald Trump’s Presidency
by Meg Jacobs
Has Trump plunged America into another Great Depression?
The Bitter Origins of the Fight Over Big Government
What the battle between Herbert Hoover and FDR can teach us.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs
Herbert Hoover's approach is echoed in the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
SOURCE: Brisbane Times
When Hitler met Hoover
Dictators have scored presidential face time before.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Lessons from an Unseemly Presidential Transition—From Hoover to F.D.R.
by Amy Davidson Sorkin
Hoover and FDR didn't tweet, but they did trade telegrams. Their exchange during the transition shows how power is exercised.
SOURCE: Moyers & Company
The Republican Tax Bill Is a Poison Pill That Kills the New Deal
by Heather Cox Richardson
Today’s Republicans would have fit right into Herbert Hoover’s administration.
When Herbert Hoover Ended the Great Depression. (No, I’m Not Kidding)
by Kenneth Whyte
It’s time to reassess Hoover’s legacy.
It’s Time to Give Herbert Hoover a Second Look: An Interview with Biographer Glen Jeansonne
by Jennifer Freilach
“Except for failing to end the Great Depression in one term, which no one could have done without a war, Hoover was a success in America.”
Herbert Hoover’s Crusade Against Collectivism
by George H. Nash
A newly-discovered memoir by the thirty-first president has just been published by the Hoover Institution.
SOURCE: Special to HNN
William Lambers: Remember the Hungry This Easter
William Lambers partnered with the UN World Food Programme on the book Ending World Hunger. He is a member of the Feeding America Blogger Council.A survey by the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend about 17.2 billion dollars on Easter this year.Imagine if that spending could be changed, just even a little bit. If one billion of that amount went to global hunger relief it could fund humanitarian emergencies in war devastated Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Mali and other countries.At the time of Easter 1946 Americans cut back on festivities in order to help those suffering in countries leveled by World War II. While the hard fought war had been won, the peace had not. Hunger was enemy that remained. The U.S. Army in Austria, for instance, was helping provide school meals to hungry children.Americans listened to the plea of President Harry Truman around Easter when he warned, "we cannot ignore the cry of hungry children. Surely we will not turn our backs on the millions of human beings begging for just a crust of bread. The warm heart of America will respond to the greatest threat of mass starvation in the history of mankind."
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