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In the attached gag drawing (a segment appears on the right), cartoonist Rube Goldberg (1883 1970), one of the iconic, Grand Master ink slingers from days of yore, applied his signature thought pattern to presidential politics in the creation of the attached FDR cartoon. Unlike President Roosevelt, Goldberg recognized that the New Deal was naive in their belief they could create and fund numerous government agencies that bedevil small businesses, reduce productivity, and fix prices while expecting the whole time that the national economy would bloom as a result.

The historian Henry Steele Commager chose to rank FDR at number 19 insofar as his impact on the American mind was concerned - click here to understand his reasoning...

Click here if you would like to read an article about how the NRA fired thousands of Hollywood extras in the 1930s.


A Cartoonist Slams FDR (Click Magazine, 1939)

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