(Editor’s Note: Leave it to an excellent historian to paint the picture of what was and what is needed now. — Mark L. Taylor)By Tom Ashcroft OnPoint Radio (11/27/13)
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.
There are a handful of times in America’s history when the country has transformed, says historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Shed old ways and emerged anew — an altered country. She’s told that story in the history of Lincoln and the Civil War. FDR and the New Deal. More. Now Americans of many stripes are wishing for a transformation again. Dissatisfaction with the Washington status quo runs high. And this historian is telling the story of Teddy Roosevelt and the transformation of the Progressive Era. This hour On Point: Doris Kearns Goodwin, and what it takes to change America.