National Affairs: Seventh Firesider

At Franklin Roosevelt's radio fireside, the electorate has sat and imbibed faith in closed banks, in NRA, in the New Deal's monetary experiments. Last week he had more faith than ever to instill into the public: faith that the New Deal had helped the U. S., faith that its aims were intelligently chosen, faith in the specific measures that the New Deal still desires. Hence his seventh fireside chat, lasting 30 min., was his longest yet.

First he employed flattery to put both Congress and the people in a responsive mood. Of the Congress...

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