Recently, there has been an attempt by the left to resurrect the reputation of the long-forgotten Henry A. Wallace, once a central figure in American political life. Wallace was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second vice president and then his secretary of commerce, a post he held until Harry Truman fired him in September 1946. Noted for his book extolling The Century of the Common Man, Wallace was widely identified with the left wing of the organized-labor movement, and he was the favorite of those who sought either socialism or social democracy for America. He ran for president in 1948 on the Progressive Party line.
About the Author
Ronald Radosh is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute and a columnist for PJ Media. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including The Rosenberg File and Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left.