In Episode 129 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with David T. Beito, author ofThe New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance.
Heartland’s Tim Benson joined by David T. Beito, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, to discuss his new book, The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance. They chat about Roosevelt’s intellectual roots, his willingness to put the New Deal regulatory and welfare state apparatus at the service of big city machine bosses to quash civil liberties, and his and his allies’ attacks on the speech rights of newspaper publishers and radio stations. They also discuss FDR’s true role in the internment of Japanese Americans and whether the Second World War was a “good war” for free speech and civil liberties compared to the Great War.
Get the book here: https://www.independent.org/store/book.asp?id=142
National Review: Timothy Sandefur – “FDR’s Campaign of Intimidation”
Reason: David T. Beito – “How FDR Emasculated the Black Press in World War II”
Reason: David T. Beito – “When the Left and Right Came Together To Applaud Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”