Audibly Speaking: Listening to History
Roosevelt’s first “fireside chat,” delivered just days after being sworn in as president, was one of his finest. The entire banking system had collapsed prior to the speech. His task was to reassure Americans that their deposits were safe.
The shocking attacks against Asian Americans in 2021 are outgrowths of a long history of bigotry against these, our fellow citizens. Besides bringing shame to America’s claim of “liberty and justice for all,