Amity Shlaes, author of the highly-praised (by conservatives, anyway) The Forgotten Man, about the Great Depression, has just put out a biography of Calvin Coolidge called—simply and appropriately enough, since he was known as a man who didn’t waste words—Coolidge.
PJ’s Ed Driscoll interviews her about the new book here. Well worth reading or listening. Here’s a sample quote from Shlaes:
So Forgotten Man was about the misremembering of the 1930s. Coolidge is about the misremembering of the 1920s.
Lots of misremembering going on, isn’t there? And remember, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
And sometimes those who can remember the past are condemned to repeat it along with them.