Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

State of the Union Message to Congress - January 11, 1944: "...if history were to repeat itself and we were to return to the so-called "normalcy" of the 1920's -- then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad, we shall have yielded to the spirit of fascism here at home."

Equating your political opponents to Fascists, one of FDR's less attractive legacies.

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