Tag Archives: Franklin D Roosevelt

People waiting in line for jobs in New Orleans 1935

Our Ghostly Commonwealth

“I am amazed that some people consider that the work-relief system is a form of socialism. Go out and look at it, and you see that it is actually a new form of benevolent serfdom.” A Post reporter analyzes the FERA program in 1935. ... More

The Spenders

“‘How much cash and credit of the United States Government has been spent since March 4, 1933?’ I finally asked a very high-placed official. He answered calmly enough: ‘I do not know. I do not suppose anybody knows.’” The discussion was quoted in the editorial The Spenders from the August 8, 1936 issue of The […] ... More

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech delivered to Congress on the eve of World War II, Norman Rockwell created four paintings depicting simple family scenes, illustrating freedoms Americans often take for granted. ... More