I remember this quite clearly – although at the time, back in Ft. Madison, Iowa – I was too young to understand it. Now, seventy years later – when I an 79, and living in Costa Rica, I can finally put it into context.
A huge amount has changed. The world of my childhood has gone completely. And the church of my childhood (the RLDS church – the Missouri Mormons) have gone also.
But Americans still have ambivalent feelings about Progressive values – such as those FDR espoused.
LBJ, with his Great Society programs, tried his best to continue them – but failed. How the RLDS regarded these, I do not know – since I had left the church when I graduated from college in 1960. But from what little I know – I think it was not interested in them.