The Left Has Always Been Right by R P Ericksen

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Applying the lessons of history, this book argues that progressives have given us the America we know and love--ending slavery and Jim Crow racism, granting equal rights to women, and building a much-admired society of fairness, justice, and equality. From Thomas Jefferson to Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson, it is progressives who have maximized our legal equality while using government to protect us against tainted meat, polluted water, monopoly capitalists, and other abuses in the marketplace. Progressives since the New Deal have also given us Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, while teaching us how to manage our economy without the depressions that happened every decade before Franklin Roosevelt invented active government. The left has always been right, Ericksen argues, and is right again today.

About R P Ericksen

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RP Ericksen is a longtime professor of history, with a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, a number of publications (some of them praised for their lucid prose), and an abiding interest in the political future of the United States. He lives and teaches in Washington State.
Published July 13, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 188 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.

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In a nation where “a portion of the American public has lost its mind,” respecting the laws of the free market and the laws of God above those passed by their own government, Ericksen explains how the Bible and Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” merged to supersede democracy and create the altar of Am...

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