THE PRESIDENCY: Prayer for Fog

The late great Guy de Maupassant boasted that he could weave a short story around any subject, proved it when he was challenged to write one on a piece of string. Franklin Roosevelt could boast with equal assurance of his ability to turn any thing, event, theme or person to his own polemical uses, whether it be a national park, Thomas Jefferson, a dam, Andrew Jackson, the Louisiana Purchase or the taking of Fort Vincennes. Last week it was a bridge. Up to New York City went the President to help dedicate the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!