On this episode of Liberty Curious, David Beito, professor, historian and author, joins Kate Wand to discuss his upcoming expose: The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance. Although FDR is still considered one of the most beloved presidents in American history, David’s research exposes his dark side, which differed greatly from his public persona. They explored the dark underbelly of the New Deal, and how it relates to what America has become today.
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:00 Intro:53 The New Deal10:05 FDR’s Thinking13:04 FDR’s Morality14:17 FDR’s Concentration Camps17:45 FDR’s involvement24:05 FDR’s Legacy24:23 Japanese internment27:20 Mass surveillance32:35 Private telegrams37:35 FDR’s Secret tapes40:10 FDR’s covert operation43:03 FDR’s mission45:10 Control people52:59 Newspaper censorship55:29 Civil Libertarians
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