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Presidential historian to speak about FDR Wednesday night at Dole Institute of Politics

February 15, 2011

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Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will make his case today at the Dole Institute of Politics for including President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his 20th century Mount Rushmore.

It is the second installment of the institute’s 2011 Presidential Lecture Series. Smith spoke in January about his choice of Ronald Reagan on the 20th century Mount Rushmore.

Dole Institute director Bill Lacy will interview Smith about Roosevelt during the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, on Kansas University’s West Campus.

Smith is scheduled to speak about choosing Dwight D. Eisenhower on Feb. 23 and Woodrow Wilson on Feb. 24, which will round out his selections.

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BigPrune 3 years, 10 months ago

The history revisonists tell that FDR got us out of the Great Depression because of his social policies - they ALWAYS fail to mention it was World War II that got us out of the Great Depression. I wonder what Obama will do to get us out of our recent Great Depression II?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 10 months ago

"they ALWAYS fail to mention it was World War II that got us out of the Great Depression."

But there is absolutely no period of American history that was more socialistic, or had a greater degree of central planning and big-brother edicts from on high than during WWII. (and Roosevelt was president for all but the last few months of that war.)

Sorry, Prune, you can't have it both ways.

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