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Franklin Roosevelt

From Russia with Love

When Time magazine released their latest cover yesterday, which features the White House sprouting Russian-style onion domes, the first thing that popped into my mind was the Fireside Chat that FDR delivered on June 28, 1934.[1] The focus of the speech was a celebration of the legislative achievements of his first fifteen months in office and a promise of still more, vigorous legislative action to come.  But the speech also responded to critics of the New Deal. And it is this passage of Roosevelt’s radio talk that the Time cover brought to mind:A few timid people, who fear progress, Read more