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The Politics and Economics of Bush and Hoover36:17
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photoPoised on the cliff of recession, hearing the preamble to war, George W. Bush and Herbert Hoover faced similar national and global circumstances early on in their presidencies. Recently, Bush has been compared with Hoover. Pundits sound a warning against economic depression. How simliar are Hoover and Bush? This hour, drawing proper parallels and untangling contrived connections between the two presidents.

Guests:

Amity Shlaes, Columnist for the Financial Times and author of "The American Engineer Who Tinkered Too Much", an article on Hoover and Bush appearing in tomorrow's (August 20) Financial Times

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and Senior Editor at the Atlantic Monthly Magazine

This program aired on August 19, 2002.

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