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Norgath posted on Mon, Aug 13 2012 6:23 PM

I just moved into NC State Saturday, and have been trolling around the library to see all what was inside. There are a shit ton of books here, I stumbled upon a few books that have a record of every public statement and every letter publicly written by Hoover and I think FDR. There are probably more I just have yet to find them. Looking through them I thought that there might be a few things that could be useful should the notion that Hoover was ever Laissez-faire come up, it would be nice to have some good first hand evidence. I havent looked too hard yet but I am hoping that I can find some good blurbs straight from the horse's mouth.

If anyone is interested in getting some good first hand evidence let me know; I can try to read through it and compile it. I need something to do and I felt that I could give back to the Mises/Liberty minded movement.

 

PS If something like this has already been done and is easily available let me know, I'd rather not do this to have it already be done.

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Sounds like a great idea! Not sure about any such project (though, of course, I can only know so much).

I'd gladly feature this collection on the upcoming Liberty HQ under the History section (which is atm empty but will soon grow quickly: http://candlemind.com/projects/progclub/file/michael/educate.php )

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Take a look at Chapter 7 and 8 of Rothbard's America's Great Depression.  Seems to me he has nailed Hoover.

I would like to see FDR's campaign speeches about how statist and socialist Hoover is, and how he [FDR] would bring back the free market if elected.

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 10:30 PM

I've gotta have those.

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Norgath replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 11:53 PM
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Norgath:
If something like this has already been done and is easily available let me know, I'd rather not do this to have it already be done.

I would definitely contact Tom Woods and offer him your quick summary and ask if he knows of something like this.

I haven't read them yet, but I'm guessing guys like Burton W. Folsom Jr., Gary Dean Best, and John T. Flynn include some of these primary sources in their works on FDR.  If anyone would know something like this, it would be Tom.

 

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Norgath replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 12:36 PM

 

Here are about 4-5 of FDR's speeches, they are mostly acceptance speeches from his nominations. There are a few on the road speeches as well. I read a couple and they are very interesting, his accusations of Hoover are interesting and spot on. Its funny because at times he is delightfully ironic (not sure if he knows it) and absolutely hypocritical. This is only a little bit, I'm sure I can find much more in the coming days.
 
 
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?c6zb4ybljog18zl
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If you guys dont trust the mediafire I can re upload with something else (you'd just have to tell me).

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We can probably look up part of the text from the speeches online to find the whole text in HTML form.

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Good idea if it isnt already done yet. I downloaded the link but the text was not included. I performed an OCR text recognition of the text so you can copy and paste the text from the PDF it as needed.

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Thanks Dave, I thought it might be easier if we had some of this stuff readily available on the forum.

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