A Conservative's Estimate of FDR

Schlesinger Jr., Arthur
February 1955
New Republic;2/28/55, Vol. 132 Issue 9, p17
The article presents information on the book "The Roosevelt Leadership, 19331945," by E.E. Robinson. It is an odd book. It consists, in the main, of a somewhat routine and superficial history of the Roosevelt administration, Combined with this history are some astute observations on Roosevelt as a personality and as a leader and a series of general reflections on the significance of the New Deal-reflections apparently deriving from a dimly-focussed theory of the paper relationship between the people and the state in a democracy.


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