Gerry Canavan

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Thursday Is The Cruelest Month

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More Michele Bachmann Alternate Universe Woes

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More information is coming out about the alternate universe Michele Bachmann comes from: it turns out that in Bachmann’s timeline it was FDR’s Hoot-Smalley tariffs that turned an otherwise run-of-the-mill recession into the Great Depression.

Now, of course, in our universe this was called the Smoot-Hawley Act and it was signed into law in 1929 by Republican President Herbert Hoover. Moreover, here on Earth-1 FDR didn’t even take office until 1933, at which time the Depression was almost four years old.

We’ve got to find some way to send Bachmann back home.

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April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm

‘Echoes of the Great Depression’

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In my email: ‘Pennyland: Echoes of the Great Depression,’ a film by Frank and Eddie Thomas featuring (among other things) snippets of FDR’s first inaugural address and the Walker Evans photos from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Feels timely.

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November 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm