Your editorial on the Roosevelt administration economic recovery [Publisher's letter, The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same and Rockwell's Four Freedoms, Jan./Feb. issue] is a good example of how the media manipulates the public with half truths and misrepresentations. You quoted an article comparing the 1939 economy to that of 1928. How could you do that? Roosevelt took office in 1932, one of the deepest depression years, and 1928 was the most inflated year of the Hoover administration.
The picture is entirely different if you compare the 1939 economy to 1932. If you also include the additional 8 or 9 million more people your article mentioned, it becomes more of a compliment than a criticism.
Your article then could, and should read, by 1939 the economy had risen to where it was only one-sixth less than it was in 1928. Roosevelt promised jobs, and from everything I have heard, he delivered. There were an awful lot of people who were glad he was in office.