Sunday, 18 December 2011

When the Democrats were the good guys

There is an interesting, albeit tragic, watershed in American politics in the last decade of the 19th century, when the Democratic Party went from being the champions of free trade, laissez-faire, individual liberty and sound money, fighting the good fight against the protectionist, prohibitionist, statist Republicans, to being a busted flush disaster.

Seeking to learn more, I came across this essay by David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito, entitled; "Gold Democrats and the Decline of Laissez-Faire 1896-1900", which discusses the attempts by the righteous remnant to keep alive the Party of Jefferson, Jackson and Grover Cleveland.

I commend it to you, dear readers.

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