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The New Deal: A Global History

by Kiran Klaus Patel,
The Huffington Post, February 3, 2016

"We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace," Franklin Roosevelt declared in 1945; "our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other Nations, far away." That lesson, President Roosevelt implied, had not been applied by the United States in the aftermath of World War II. And, Kiran Klaus Patel, a professor of history at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, argues, "the propensity to insulation" had also characterized Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s, to the detriment of the American and global economies.

 

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