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Don’t Blame Bryan

In his recent biography of William Jennings Bryan, A Godly Hero, Michael Kazin joins a long line of historians in making the claim that Bryan (1860-1925) was an ideological precursor of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  In the book’s Introduction, Kazin asserts that Bryan “did more than any other man—between the fall of Grover Cleveland and the...