The Revisionist

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Description: [...] at the Council you get the strictly academic analysis but also the analysis from the seasoned State Department diplomat or from, say, the former foreign correspondent. Writing editorials or columns you learn about all these big edifices that are here in Washington: the securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act, the Social Security Administration, the IRS, and you say to yourself, 'Where do they come from?' A lot of them came out of Roosevelt's New Deal. The second is a much earlier, important speech and book by a philosopher named William Graham Sumner, in which Sumner spoke of the taxpayer as the Forgotten Man, the man who subsidizes the progressive project that may or may not benefit the man at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Senator Paul Douglas, who was a Democrat and a great man, the sort of Spencer Tracy of the Senate, was aware of both the Forgotten Man and the Silent Majority, and linked the concepts many decades later.
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