Colbert and Grunwald on the Politics of Hope

Michael Grunwald, author of The New New Deal, defended New Deal politics in conversation with Stephen Colbert this week. Colbert, through the voice of his right-wing avatar, confessed that the New Deal gave “hope to a shattered country.” Grunwald offers a comparison between then and now; he defends the 2009 Recovery Act, but says we don’t hear the story of its success because of the way it was carried out. Watch it here — Colbert Report: Sept 5, 2012



Rachel Brahinsky is the Living New Deal's managing director and postdoctoral fellow.

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