Garet Garrett

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Garet Garrett
Personal Details
Birth: 1878
Death: 1954
Occupation: Journalist

Garet Garrett (1878-1954) was a journalist, member of the editorial board of the New York Times, executive editor of the New York Tribune and editorial writer for The Saturday Evening Post. He was known for his 1932 book The Bubble That Broke the World, about the 1929 stock market crash. By 1942 he had resigned from The Saturday Evening Post in protest of their support of U.S. entry into World War II, and in 1944 wrote The Revolution Was, a book critical of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. His 1951 book Ex America continued criticism of the economic legacy of the New Deal, while his 1952 book Rise of Empire was a biting critique of the warfare state in the wake of WWII and opposed the growth of the military-industrial complex and the Cold War. The three books were published together as The Peoples Pottage in 1953 by Caxton Press, a longtime Idaho publisher of Old Right and proto-libertarian books. The Peoples Pottage has since been republished under two different names, Burden of Empire, and most recently Ex America: The 50th Anniversary of the Peoples Pottage.