VIDEO: Roosevelt Reading Festival

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How did FDR become the champion of the common man? He pilloried against monied interests, the "economic royalists." The WPA hired 3 million in its first year and 8 million in its short life.

The New Deal created new state institutions providing assistance to the elderly, disabled and poor.

Liberalism is a product of the Enlightenment. People are not frozen in place by birth. Historically liberalism has protected people from being crushed by economic or governmental power.

Alan Brinkley is a professor of history at Columbia University.

to hear Professor Brinkley's 58-minute address broadcast on www.booktv.org July 24, 2010, click on

http://www.booktv.org/Watch/11581/2010+Roosevelt+Reading+Festival+Alan+B...

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Roosevelt also gave the "green light" to the atom bomb that we Liberal Democrats used to end the war against the Japanese right-wing conservatives.

Good for you, President Roosevelt.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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