What Roosevelt Thought
The Social and Political Ideas of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 2000-07-31
By most assessments, Franklin D. Roosevelt is included in the "short-list" of America's great presidents. He had one of the greatest political experiences of our history, and his ideas were developed during a lifetime of challenge and participation in politics and government. He embodied a national trait and was a practical philosopher. His presidency spanned the Great Depression and World War II. While other books about Roosevelt have tended to isolate his ideas, What Roosevelt Thought is the classic study that shows the unfolding of his views in the context of a larger, coherent philosophy. His views on rival social systems, the United Nations, the Supreme Court, and colonialism, as well as his ideas on religion, human rights, the good life, human nature, and other issues, are presented in the perspective of his life and times.