Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Third International, Third Reich, Third Term

Republicans don't change, do they?

Madison Square Garden 1936

I should like to have it said of my first administration that the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second administration that in it these forces have met their match.

The roar from the Democratic faithful was tribal, almost atavistic. David Reynolds, London Review of Books, "Had he not run", a review.

Second Class Intellect

This blog with an ironic name is devoted to vignettes of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Not a biography, just a collection of cool stuff, mostly quotes.

By the way, Second Class Intellect is borrowed from a 1933 quip about FDR by Oliver Wendell Holmes:
A second-class intellect but a first-class temperament.