Ben Carson and Ted Cruz are running against FDR

Professor of History Eric Rauchway is interviewed by Salon.

Call it the political right’s latest retro passion. Several leading Republican presidential candidates – Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Rand Paul – have made some kind of nod, however vague, to returning to the use of gold to back up our currency.

We spoke to the historian Eric Rauchway, who teaches at the University of California at Davis and has written extensively about the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and the New Deal.

Read the full story at Salon.