A History of the U. S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, by Richard A. Harris, Daniel J. Tichenor

By Richard A. Harris, Daniel J. Tichenor

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The hysteria that characterized the conservative opposition testifies to the power of the broadside challenge to American ideals the New Deal represented. Gen. Smedley Butler testified before the House of Representatives that 29 ‘‘during the summer of 1934 a group of Wall Street brokers had urged him to lead a fascist march on Washington and overthrow the government in order to protect business interests’’ (Rauch 1944, 137). What is particularly remarkable here is that these brokers were organizing a coup not during the Populist Second New Deal, but during the First New Deal during which high commodity prices and business confidence were seen as the keys to escaping the Depression and industrial interests were writing the National Recovery Administration (NRA) regulatory codes.

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