If Garet Garrett (1878â€“1954) is known at all today, it is by those who are captivated by the handful of intellectuals after World War II who wrote retrospectively in opposition to the New Deal planning state and the regimentation of national life it brought about. They were a rare breed, but there is much more to Garrett than people know.
He was a great novelist as well, who treated commercial life as a center of fantastic heroism and creativity. His opposition to the New Deal was not merely reflexive but born of his love and understanding of liberty.
Indeed, Garrett he is a case study in a forgotten genius. He should rank among the master novelists and politico-economist journalists of the last century. Ludwig von Mises recognized this: “His keen penetration and his forceful direct language are…unsurpassed by any author.” FULL ARTICLE