January 21st, 2013

A Birthday

The Greatest History Never Altered

A discussion of what pieces of history are used and what aren't.  And what weirder ones are useful.

One panelist's first idea is what if Eisenhower didn't get his Interstate System through Congress.  It was a really messy battle.  What would the effect being on our psychology if it was normal to have to putt along at 30 mph through the country?  Another panelist pointed out that Route 66 was already acquiring a positive mythology by that point, and Route 1.  Higher speeds would have come, just gradually.  Perhaps not fully even to this day.
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