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12-04-07, 10:14 AM
From Boo Hoo! Deja Vu (http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11374) about Only Yesterday

This will give you an executive summary of the book, along with parallels to today! The book itself is well worth reading

When I read it I kept having to check the dates he quoted be sure he was talking about the two-termed Calvin Coolidge administration and not the two-term George W. Bush administration.

I lifted some of the most startling similarities from Allen's tome and linked them to their 2007 corollaries. Sorry for the length of this, but it was unavoidable -- a LOT shorter than the whole book.

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's

Frederick Lewis Allen (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/cover.html)

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http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/srch_but1.jpg (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/google.html)

<table text="#000000" align="center" border="0" width="80%"> <tbody><tr> <td>Preface (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/Preface.html)</td> <td>VIII. The Ballyhoo Years (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch8.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>I. Prelude: May, 1919 (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch1.html)</td> <td>IX. The Revolt of the Highbrows (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch9.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>II. Back to Normalcy (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch2.html)</td> <td>X. Alcohol and Al Capone (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch10.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>III. The Big Red Scare (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch3.html)</td> <td>XI. Home, Sweet Florida (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch11.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>IV. America Convalescent (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch4.html)</td> <td>XII. The Big Bull Market (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch12.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>V. The Revolution in Manners and Morals (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch5.html)</td> <td>XIII. Crash! (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch13.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>VI. Harding and the Scandals (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch6.html)</td> <td>XIV. Aftermath:1930-31 (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch14.html)</td></tr> <tr> <td>VII. Coolidge Prosperity (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/ch7.html)</td> <td>Appendix: Sources and Obligations (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/appendix.html)</td></tr> </tbody></table> <center> Source Information </center> (http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/ALLEN/provenance.html)

12-04-07, 11:58 AM
Rajiv... I just did a post on that in another place here. How scarey is this?

12-04-07, 05:43 PM
I wonder if you have seen this

The Modern Depression (http://www.itulip.com/forums/../newdepression.htm)

12-04-07, 10:23 PM
Very informative. Thank you Rajiv. I suspect we are all rearranging deck chairs on the Titannic...

12-04-07, 10:29 PM
There are still lifeboats to man!