CHAPTER VII
MORE MINOR PROPHETS

THE political philosophy of the New Deal is given different descriptive titles by each of its leading expositors selecting his own pet name for his own particular brand, but the fundamental theory is always the same. We have already seen that Richberg's "social discipline," Tugwell "Third Economy," and Wallace "New Frontiers," all elaborate different phases and aspects of the "unwritten constitution" of what, we will see, President Roosevelt calls the "New Order" or the "Abundant Life."

There are still, however, two other Minor Prophets, Dr. Mordecai Ezekiel and Secretary Harold Ickes, who because of their high official positions in the hierarchy of "economic democracy," deserve some consideration in our efforts to get at the substance of the political thinking of the New Deal. Dr. Ezekiel and Secretary Ickes, true to type, have their own novel and favorite expressions and figures of speech with which they expound their understanding of it. We will let these Prophets think aloud, each in his own peculiarly picturesque style,

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