August 19, 1933 - Editorial - The New Deal - And After, by George Lorimer

There has been much discussion of the possible dangers to American institutions and traditions inherent in the extraordinary measures for recover instituted by the "new deal" at Washington. The régime of government by executive decree, though designed only for the period of the emergency, has been visualized by some as opening the way to a permanent dictatorship of American business and industry.

Less consideration has been paid to the effect which these far-reaching changes, resulting from a new conception of the functions of the Federal Government, may exert on the character of the American people. The national character, whatever its faults, has been renowned from its earliest days for a sturdy self-reliance which has been based on the principle that the government in the agent and servant and not the master or paternal guardian of the people. (pg. 22)

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