Each document reveals a stage in Roosevelt's thinking and at the same time provides the flavor of his personality. The chapters trace his development as a social and political thinker, and also as a unique personality. This unique autobiography begins on "a very hot Saturday morning in 1910 at the policeman's picnic in Fairview when 'I started to make the acquaintance of that part of Dutchess County that lays outside of the town of Hyde Park. â¦On that joyous occasion of clams and sauerkraut and real beer I made my first speech, and I have been apologiing for it ever since."
The book carries the reader through the highlights of Roosevelt's American domestic policies, foreign dangers, and his personal reflections on the best course of action in each moment of his presidency. The book ends with the last words Roosevelt ever wrote, when he was working on an address to have been delivered on Jefferson Day: "The only limit to our realiation of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." The day was April 12, 1945, the day of his death. The book remains timely and moving.
One way frivolous and cavalier, hegemonic neoliberal thinking has eluded the history of capitalism without considering how they fought the crisis of greater magnitude in the history of capitalism, the crack of 29.
So interested conveniently argued that the economy today is more complex, it's all interrelated, we are in the knowledge society, and not a moment dedicated to the study of the history of our system.
But look well: economic crisis, social crisis and institutional crisis, all very similar to the America of 1932. The system today is still regulated by supply and demand principles designed in the nineteenth century and the moral values of freedom and justice are more relevant and necessary today than ever.
In the thirties the mass media are the radio telegraph, today social media and television. Change formats and media, but the bottom line is too similar to forget.
Some claim that FDR and ordered the Dollar and the Federal Reserve had it easy solving everything based currency. We want to show that is not true, and that there is another way out of the crisis, and thus not only exists, but is carried out and was a success. Just update it, mold the society proposed today.
Behind the New Deal was a social agreement based on what we all want today: a new society based on freedom, equality, cooperation, justice and welfare.