Thursday, November 13, 2008

FDR set the table for what Obama faces today

Just as today, seventy five years ago we inaugurated a President amidst a cataclysmic economic crises, and the prospect of wars on two fronts. He was called an elitist as well as a socialist. He overcame a great handicap to achieve office. Such was the model set by FDR.

Prize winning historian H.W. Brands, in his new book Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt examines FDR in a way that explains so much of what is at the very fabric of government today.

Here is my interview with H.W. Brands: