National Affairs: Politics in Crisis

Last week Franklin Roosevelt watched the People. Perhaps excepting Adolf Hitler, no man of his time knew so well how to read what he saw, guide his acts by what he read. And the People watched the President. Of all the great peoples on earth, only they were utterly free to look, listen, judge, speak. Men and women called upon their President to be statesman, peacemaker, warrior. He was none of these. As in no other week since he entered the White House, he was the President of a political democracy, a ruling servant...

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