Dan Gediman, General Lucius Clay and This I Believe

Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by General Lucius D. Clay. During World War II, he was Director of Materiel for the Army and then Deputy Director for War Mobilization and Reconversion. After the war, Clay was U.S. Military Governor of Germany and he ordered and organized the massive air-lift to feed people in Soviet-blockaded Berlin. In his 1950s essay, Clay says that he believes freedom is a privilege given by God, and one that must be carefully guarded by all citizens. And he calls upon Americans to make this country one that provides equal opportunities for all. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of General Lucius D. Clay’s “This I Believe” essay. 

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