"Few historians know the New Deal period as well as Gary Dean Best and few have written about it so ably. This study of the work of Stuart Chase and David Cushman and of the Committee for the Nation does more than fill a gap that long needed filling. It presents indispensable data on one of the most significant periods in all American history. The style is clear, the research thorough. As such it is valuable not simply to the historian but to all with an interest in public policy. "
– Justus Doenecke, professor of history, University of South Florida
"In Peddling Panaceas, Gary Dean Best shows again why he is the best historian writing on the New Deal today. His book clearly explains the myopic government solutions peddled by Stuart Chase and David Cushman Coyle, neither of whom had economic training and both of whom influenced public policy at the highest levels. Best's book is a must read for New Deal historians."
– Burton Folsom, Jr., Charles F. Kline Chair in History and professor of history, Hillsdale College
"Peddling Panaceas offers a coherent and compelling alternative intellectual history of the New Deal and provides new detail on three important factions of New Deal policymaking."
– Ranjit S. Dighe, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Oswego