Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Debunking the Roosevelt Myth

Debunking the Roosevelt Myth. Lists books and links critical of Franklin Roosevelt, citing revisionism in the face of the failure of the New Deal and the appeasement of Stalin.

From the site:

Modern man makes fun of the Greek and Roman myths of the ancient past. Yet, modern man is no more exempt from this cultural phenomenon than his more ignorant ancestors. Urban myths abound in modern culture. One of those myths surrounds the life and presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America's 32nd President.

To this day, he is credited with pulling America out of the Great Depression. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Roosevelt was hardly a learned man. He knew little about economics either in theory or practice. He was indeed a great orator, but that was the extent of his gifts.

Due to his lack of philosphical roots, FDR was easily persuaded into being the mouthpiece for the latest fad in social and economic engineering - all of which failed to bring about economic recovery. Only by the "grace" of the second World War did the economy recover. And then there was Yalta, where FDR agreed to allow Stalin to add 750 MILLION human beings to his tyrannical and evil empire.

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