FDR, Depression, Cleveland discussed on Words Matter
The entire crisis of the depression years. The one line also that really stuck out show. Fdr's view of the world view of capitalism and democracy. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much is whether we provide enough for those who have too little one of those fdr lines. That is so encapsulates what the new deal was about but one. That's not often cited by historians. I want to call your attention to the campaign address in cleveland. Ohio in nineteen forty. A speech said nobody pays attention to. I'd like us to connect that speech to how he speaks. Then in one thousand nine hundred thirty seven because in thirty seven what he's talking about is the fact in one thousand nine thirty seven as you said is one third of a nation. It's still the concern for the american people for. He doesn't want the forgotten man to be forgotten again in one thousand nine thirty seven now in nineteen forty in a campaign address so now we've moved ahead almost four years and i titled this speech we are characters in this living book of democracy but we are also its author. He goes back again. To the idea of the american citizen together with fellow citizens as the.