David M. Kennedy

Professor of History at Stanford

Stanford university historian, author of “Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945.

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Today’s    jobs report    suggests the U.S. could be heading back to Great Depression territory. The numbers show more than 20 million jobs were lost last month.

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