FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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About the Author

Harvey J. Kaye is Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the author of Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, and Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


"In this remarkable collection of Franklin Roosevelt's most inspiring speeches and writings, writer and scholar Harvey Kaye powerfully reminds us of the liberal and social democratic vision and promise FDR encouraged and articulated. Now more than ever, with our democracy under assault, FDR's words give strength to the many fighting to redeem and renew the promise of our democracy, of the Four Freedoms and an Economic Bill of Rights for all."--Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editorial Director & Publisher, The Nation

"At a time when our democracy is under siege, this collection of FDR's speeches and writings has been expertly curated to help us remember the progressive, indeed, radical history of the United States. Through the words of FDR, Harvey Kaye reminds us that there is no need to look to other countries for truly progressive visions of democracy and freedom--no, those visions are as American as baseball and apple pie. Redeeming this history and FDR's promise of the Four Freedoms and call for an Economic Bill of Rights, this book offers an extraordinary unifying message for the fight to defend and strengthen our democracy."--Mark Paul, Assistant Professor of Economics, New College Florida and Roosevelt Institute Fellow

"In this remarkable book, historian Harvey Kaye shows us the radical essence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Seventy-five years after his death, there is still a great wrestling over FDR's legacy. Too many historians, and too many Democratic politicians, deliberately miss the point of what Roosevelt said and did. But Kaye's examination of the most brilliant communicator ever to occupy the Oval Office makes it clear that FDR was serious when he said of his elite critics: 'I welcome their hatred.'"--John Nichols, The Nation, and author of The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party