Professor Postel Comments on Progressive Movement in U.S. History

Friday, October 23, 2015
POLITIFACT -- Charles Postel is an historian at San Francisco State University currently writing a book on the progressive era. Postel told us leading progressives such as President Teddy Roosevelt were quite clear on the relationship between their reform agenda and socialism. “Roosevelt lectured business leaders that they needed to get on board with the graduated income tax and similar reforms if they were to successfully defeat the socialists,” Postel said.