Just a little explination;.when Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in March of 1933, he faced 26% unemployement, and a collapsed economy. He had no solutions. He was not an economist. He was a politician. So he gathered a group of experts across a broad range of knowledge which the press dubbed his "brain trust". The members were well educated, usually young minds who had no idea of how things were usually done, so they were willing to break the rules to get the econony moving again. By 1936, unemployement would be reduced to 11%, an indication that many of these new ideas were actually working. However, in March of 1934 that arguement could not yet be made.
Most people have never heard of him because in November of 1917 Lennin and the Communists had overthrown Kerensky, charging that he had not been radical enough. This scary Soviet stuff was all still recent history in 1934, and there were still plenty of people who thought Communism might yet work. The harsh reality would set in for most of them over the next decade. But everybody knew in 1934 that calling Roosevelt a 'Kerensky' was calling him a fool and the tool of the socialists and communists, who the opponents were convinced were pulling the strings from behind the curtains in the "New Deal".
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