Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Liberalism and Its Challengers: From FDR to Bush, by Alonzo L. Hamby. Truly, the only people in this book that Hamby actually likes are FDR and Reagan, the great communicators. Now, Hamby is a leftist liberal so he detests Reagan's political views, however, he admires him as a leader and a statesman. It is Lyndon Johnson who gets the business. Hamby clearly thinks that Johnson is a pretender to FDR's throne. Reagan admired FDR and set about to overthrow Johnson's "Great Society". Anyway, if you are an Eisenhower, a Nixon, a Johnson, a Ford, or a Carter fan look out. Actually he seems to feel sorry for Ford, who was way over his head. Its worth the read if you can stay open minded about your favorite chief exec getting trashed. There is indeed a huge difference between FDR's liberalism and Johnson's.
Posted by Frederick Widdowson