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David Pietrusza Explains The Year That Changed The World

Mollie Hemingway guest hosts for Ben and speaks with David Pietrusza about his new book, 1932.


Reeling from the Great Depression, the United States and Germany elected two new leaders of diametrically opposing ideologies. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the presidency and Adolf Hitler became chancellor. Products of economic circumstance, these events forever changed the course of world history.

Today, author and historian David Pietrusza joins Federalist Radio to discuss his upcoming book, 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR–Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny.

Later in the program, Linda M. LeFauve exposes the specious reasoning underlying the theory of serial sexual assault on campus.

A writer at Reason and an associate vice-president of Davidson College, LeFauve offers an academically rigorous critique from a position of professional and intellectual authority.

Click here to listen, or use the embedded clip below.