May 30, 2009

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“Honest, Intelligent and Courageous Government Can Solve Many Problems:” F.D. Roosevelt Address

“Today there is emerging a real and forceful belief on the part of the great masses of the people that the honest, intelligent and courageous government can solve many problems which the average individual cannot face alone in a world where there are no longer one hundred and twenty acres of good free land for everybody.”

F.D. Roosevelt, addressing the Jackson Day Dinner in 1939.

Cited in Milton Metzer, Brother Can You Spare A Dime? The Great Depression 1929 / 1933 1991: Facts On File New York (1991). (Originally published in a different form by Knopf, 1969.) Pp 117

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