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National Greatness

Hey, Jonah, don’t let Andrew distract you from your main point: FDR put the “Great” in the “Great Depression”. Lots of other places – from Britain to Australia – took a hit in 1929 but, alas, they lacked an FDR to keep it going till the end of the Thirties. That’s why in other countries they refer to it as “the Depression”, but only in the US is it “Great”.

(I’m confident President Obama will be able to bring us the world’s first Totally Awesome Depression.) 

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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