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|... bias that had marred several previous Living Newspapers, had written a |
trenchant exposť of tenement life, taking as his title Roosevelt's dramatic words
at the second inaugural: “I see onethird of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-
|guage to invite his audience to look with him at where the nation had been and |
where it was going, Roosevelt had spoken of “seeing” and “paint[ing] a picture”
and famously observed, “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, illclad, ill-
|Traces the life of the thirty-second president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led the country through the Depression and the Second World War.|
|I see one third of a nation ill- housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. . . . The test of our |
program is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have too much; it
is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."103 To be sure, ...
|I see one third of a nation illhoused, illclad, illnourished.” The president pledged |
to eliminate this spreading scourge of poverty, and insisted that “the test of our
progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much;
|2 The title of the play was taken, in fact, from Roosevelt's second inaugural |
address: "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." The play's
aim was explicitly to effect social change. As Flanagan wrote, "our theatre to be
|FDR struck a militant note when he said: "I see one third of a nation ill-housed, ill-|
clad, ill- nourished."63 It was a gloomy picture painted for the audience, but he
promised that the gloomy conditions he outlined would be painted out.
|I see millions lacking the means to buy the products of farm and factory and by |
their poverty denying work and productiveness to many other millions. I see one-
third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.54 By 1980, FDR's “ill-housed, ...
|11 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on surveying the plight of Americans |
caught in the grip of the Great Depression in 1933, declared, "I see one- third of a
nation ill-housed, ill- clad, ill-nourished." Despite that more than 50 years have ...