Conservative Conversations with ISI: Amity Shlaes

Timely lessons from the leading historian of the Great Depression and the Great Society

In the current crisis, what lessons can we take from the Great Depression? Should we really be stealing from the New Deal playbook?

Or how about from the New Deal’s even more ambitious successor—President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and Great Society programs?

What policies worked—and which ones didn’t? What awaits us if we follow down the path we’re headed?

You’ll find the answers in this episode of Conservative Conversations with ISI—answers you won’t hear from government officials or the mainstream media.

Your guide is Amity Shlaes, author of bestselling histories of the Great Depression and the Great Society. National Review calls Shlaes’s book The Forgotten Man “the finest history of the Great Depression ever written,” and the Wall Street Journal hails her Great Society as the “antidote” to the “poisonous thinking” that has revived socialism.

This discussion was recorded August 5, 2020.

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