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More filters. Sort order. Sep 08, Patrick Peterson rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , business , clssics , constitution , economics , history , libertarian , philosophy , political , read-some. I did not read this book, but rather listened to one of the three essays: "The Revolution Was. Fascinating book. I loved the analysis of how the revolution in government was brought off during the Great Depression in the US. The mindset of the revolutionary and the process by which the revolution occurred were beautifully described.
Easy to see continuing parallels since then too. That the revolution has had pernicious effects is certainly acknowledged by libertarians and some conservatives is not in doubt. But not nearly so much, if at all, by those of the left. That the revolution was not as complete or pernicious as the author thought should be acknowledged by all. That there have been advances in liberty and justice, and retrogression of the revolution, since should also be acknowledged.
Jun 08, Alex rated it it was amazing. It taught me that Franklin D. Roosevelt was a lying, thieving tyrant, who had no regard for American lives. Jan 18, Michael rated it it was amazing. I have to say this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, treatise on the threatened freedoms of America. Garrett takes you from the beginning in 'The Revolution Was', presenting the step by step track taken that made America a 'government BY the people' into 'a government FOR the people', no way the Founding Fathers intended.
He then takes you through 'Ex America', presenting you with the steps taken to change us from a country of 'rule by law', into a country of 'rule by men'. At the end I have to say this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, treatise on the threatened freedoms of America. At the end of this journey we come to 'The Rise of Empire' where Garrett reveals how we gave up our Freedom for a bit of opaque security.
I say 'opaque' since I believe one cannot really be secure, unless one has ultimate freedom, the individual freedom to make one's own decisions. America was once the beacon upon a hill, today we find ourselves a country looking for a leader to lead us out of this morass, a leader to inspire us, not one to direct us.
It will be painful, it will hurt to go back, but it would be worth it. Let us hope it isn't to late, nor the people have gotten too soft.
Jun 14, Sean Rosenthal rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , amer-hist-syllabus , history , great-depression-fdr.
Interesting Quotes: "Where was the New Deal going? The answer to that question is too obvious to be debated. Every choice it made, whether it was one that moved recovery or not, was a choice unerringly true to the essential design of totalitarian government, never of course called by that name either here or anywhere else. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this means they not only confiscate, but confiscate arbitrarily, and while the process impoverishes many it actually enriches some. Dec 14, Bob Ladwig rated it really liked it.
The essay "The Revolution Was" in here is excellent in showing that America is not going to become communist in some future day as the "Right Wing" pundits worry about so often today on Fox News, rather America has crossed that bridge long ago, under FDR. Garrett explains the changes wrought under FDR as revolutionary in nature, as they in fact were, they toppled the old form of government and installed a new. Clint rated it liked it Apr 03, Heidi rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Scott rated it really liked it Sep 05, Marc rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Brett rated it really liked it Dec 08, Tim rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Michael Malice rated it it was ok Jul 06, Tristana rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Srynerson rated it really liked it Sep 29, Adriana Williams rated it really liked it Sep 18, Adnan Y rated it really liked it Dec 12, Phillip rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Steven Montgomery rated it liked it Mar 28, Nick rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Charles Vesovski rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Keith rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Lucas Pattison rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Matt Williams rated it really liked it Jan 26, Timothy rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Nov 14, Patrick added it.
Scott Shields rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Mark rated it liked it Aug 31, Alex rated it liked it Apr 05, Francine A rated it it was amazing Jan 06, About Garet Garrett. Garet Garrett. Garet Garrett was born in in Illinois. By , he had become a well known writer for the Sun newspaper — in New York.
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Garet Garrett's The People's Pottage: The Revolution Was, Ex America, The Rise of Empire
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He left home as a teenager, finding work as a printer's devil in Cleveland. In , he moved to Washington, D. By , he had become a financial columnist for the New York Evening Post. In , at 38, he became the executive editor of the New-York Tribune. In , he became the principal writer on economic issues for the Saturday Evening Post , a position he held until Garrett's most-read work is The People's Pottage , which consists of three essays. He had no children.
The Revolution Was