I scrolled down the authors list at thenation.com to M, found Bill Moyers's speech about FDR, given in 2007 at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's twentieth anniversary Four Freedoms ceremony, struck me to the core. I lived during his administrations, I voted for his fourth term--my first presidential election. Moyers's remarks about FDR struck home with me, and are singularly appropriate to the situation today with the Reagan-Nixon-Bush-Bush administrations. Take Roosevelt's comment about economic royalism, how "a small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor--other people's lives." Also when he said that "private power no less than public power can bring America to ruin in the absence of democratic controls."
How appropriate! This would make a wonderful lead in any newspaper today that has any regard for the truth.
East Walpole, MA
Aug 11 2008 - 11:32pm