Friday, February 19, 2016

Flashback: 1935

Louisiana populist Huey Long had aspirations to be president.

However, an assassination took Long's life in 1935.

Prior to his death, Long authored a presumptive novella of how he'd handle his first days in the White House.

It's available for free online as a PDF.

My First Days in the White House

Makes for some interesting reading considering what Trump's done to revive populist political notions. And there's chunks of Bernie's agenda in what Long was pitching as well.

Interesting to note, first publication of Long's book came just days after his assassination. It appears the text was recently republished, and remains available in book form for those interested.

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