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Art & Architecture: Legacy & Loss

News items that speak to the vast legacy of New Deal art and architecture and to controversies about the loss of historic works or their relevance to modern times.

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  • The Right Way to Put Kids to Work - NY Times
    • December 16, 2011
    Sam Redman, of the Living New Deal team, takes on Newt Gingrich's proposal to fire school janitors and replace them with school kids.  Redman recalls the New Deal's National Youth Administration, a constructive program that helped millions of kids in the 1930s and that could be replicated today – but ...
  • Job Crisis Shows Need for a 'New' New Deal
    • December 5, 2011
    Marty Bennett and Richard A Walker argue the case for reviving the New Deal in the face of mass unemployment today.  One version appeared in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, October 15, 2011 and a longer version was posted on labor and progressive websites in the Bay Area. Bennett teaches American history ...
  • A New Civilian Conservation Corps
    • August 29, 2011
    Letter: A New Civilian Conservation Corps Marcy Kaptur, a U.S. representative for Ohio's 9th District, responds to a recent editorial about creating jobs. Eleanor Roosevelt feared that without a federal jobs program designed for America's youth during the Great Depression, the nation would lose an entire generation. The Civilian Conservation Corps saved ...
  • One-Fourth of California's State Parks Closing
    • June 5, 2011
    Parks aren't luxuries or "amenities." They're places of economic, cultural, and spiritual value. During the Great Depression the government put young people to work in the parks building trails, bathrooms and visitor centers. In his last term as governor, Jerry Brown fostered the California Conservation Corps, giving young people - ...
  • Bringing the Invisible Triumphs of the New Deal to Light
    • May 9, 2011
    Criticism of one of the nation’s most important programs can be stopped in its tracks by exposing how it improved our lives. Even those who remain unanimous in their hatred of what FDR accomplished unwittingly use and enjoy what he left behind. They can’t avoid it; that legacy is as inescapable ...
  • New Deal or No Deal?
    • November 22, 2010
    Berkeley — In the midst of forecasts of continuing economic woes and congressional gridlock, experts gathered recently at the University of California, Berkeley, to assess what worked and what didn't during the Great Depression-inspired New Deal, the Obama administration's still emerging efforts to ease the Great Recession, and prospects for
    Berkeley — In the midst of forecasts of continuing economic woes and congressional gridlock, experts gathered recently at the University of California, Berkeley, to assess what worked and what didn't during the Great Depression-inspired New Deal, the Obama administration's still emerging efforts to ease the Great Recession, and prospects for ...
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