November 2, 2023 Reading Time: < 1 minute

On this episode of Liberty Curious, David Beito, professor, historian and author, joins Kate Wand to discuss his upcoming expose: The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance. Although FDR is still considered one of the most beloved presidents in American history, David’s research exposes his dark side, which differed greatly from his public persona. They explored the dark underbelly of the New Deal, and how it relates to what America has become today.

Use these timestamps to navigate the interview content:

:00 Intro
:53 The New Deal
10:05 FDR’s Thinking
13:04 FDR’s Morality
14:17 FDR’s Concentration Camps
17:45 FDR’s involvement
24:05 FDR’s Legacy
24:23 Japanese internment
27:20 Mass surveillance
32:35 Private telegrams
37:35 FDR’s Secret tapes
40:10 FDR’s covert operation
43:03 FDR’s mission
45:10 Control people
52:59 Newspaper censorship
55:29 Civil Libertarians

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Kate Wand

Kate Wand is a content creator. Her focus is social commentary and filmmaking. She is the host of AIER’s Liberty Curious podcast.

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David T. Beito

David T. Beito is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Alabama and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His academic research covers a wide range of topics in American history including civil rights, tax revolts, civil liberties in the New Deal period, the non-governmental provision of infrastructure, and mutual aid.
His books include From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967 and T.R.M. Howard, Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer (co-authored by Linda Royster Beito).

His most recent book is The New Deal’s War On the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance.

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