American History's Greatest One-Man Barometer of Social Mood

Updated: September 16, 2016

Master political infighter. Student of human weakness. Bureaucrat supreme. Brilliant Machiavellian schemer. And, "American History's Greatest One-Man Barometer of Social Mood." Discover who this person was -- through a socionomic lens.

Show Notes:

Chart from 1936 Uniform Crime Report


"War on Crime" Comic, 1936

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