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Henry A. Wallace, Scholarship, and Public Intellectuals

When Barack Obama published an article in JAMA (the journal of the American Medical Association) this past July, numerous outlets covered it as a basically unprecedented occurrence in the history of the Presidency. And it may well be, although the linked article does point to a couple of roughly similar prior instances. One pertinent case of a high official publishing scholarly articles while in office was, however, left out. While holding various offices in FDR’s cabinet, including that of Vice President, Henry A. Wallace authored about a double handful of scholarly publications, and in a remarkably wide range of journals: Read more