Conservative Author Launches Biting Graphic Novel on New Deal

June 16th, 2014 1:49 PM
While liberals dominate many alternative mediums, one conservative is trying to break into the graphic novel market. Amity Shlaes, a bestselling author and columnist, turned to graphic novels to continue her criticism of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s  New Deal policies. Claiming that liberals have dominated the medium, Shlaes released “The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition”…

NewsBusters Interview: Amity Shlaes on Coolidge, Media, and Neo-Keynes

June 19th, 2013 5:11 PM
The overwhelming dominance that liberal statists have over the media today is one of the biggest obstacles faced by advocates of smaller government. Invariably whenever people try to make reforms to existing systems or eliminate waste, their intentions get distorted and lied about and the reformers’ motives get impugned. Things were not always this way, however. It was not so long ago,…

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. Column: Amity Shlaes Corrects Some Common Misper

February 21st, 2013 8:15 AM
I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that date in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any president in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president. My joke was a play on an earlier joke by H. L. Mencken, and now Shlaes has corrected…

WaPo Op-Ed Warns Against 'Foolish Five' Economic Policies

August 18th, 2008 4:29 PM
Amity Shlaes, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, penned an August 18 Washington Post column examining five of the government's Depression-era mistakes that made financial matters worse. Shlaes, author of "The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression" cautioned today's lawmakers against following in those footsteps.According to Shlaes, "perverse…