Dreaming of the Platform of Henry A. Wallace

Al Gore and Hillary Clinton aside, Henry A. Wallace, a third-generation Iowa farmer, is probably the most famous person in American politics to lose the presidential election. He might also be one of the most important political figures in post-war American history, and a revival of the platform he ran for president on would be intoxicatingly dreamlike.

The third in the American agricultural czar lineup that is the Wallace family, he became the third consecutive Wallace to serve as Secretary of Agriculture but became most famous as the thirty-third vice president, serving under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and for arguably architecting the New Deal.

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