There were enormous, often violent strikes and protests in New York City, Chicago, and elsewhere. The Communist Party, as #3 mentions, had hundreds of thousands of members, with many intellectuals idealizing the "experiment" being attempted by Josef Stalin in the USSR. Lynching in the South reached a peak during this period, right wing organizations, including the Nazi Party itself, attracted great interest. Veterans demanding payment of pensions were violently evicted from Washington DC. In 1934, textile workers throughout the South, some with radical ties themselves, went on a massive strike, and some local governments used violence to try to break them. It was a very turbulent time, and this extreme social unrest provides a bit of important context for the New Deal. There were no shortage of demagogues on the left and right, but most did not reach a national audience.