Which Democratic Party? Bernie Sanders and FDR's Second Bill of Rights
It's a moment that comes like clockwork every time I teach a course on 20th Century American history. I have seen it happen in the Midwest, the South, the Northeast, as well as in Australia. Placing the text of Franklin Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address on the board, I turn on audio of Roosevelt delivering it to the wartime nation. As students listen to Roosevelt enumerate his "Second Bill of Rights," deep surprise is registered on their faces.