Recognize the hand that drew that cartoon? What’s that about? What’s it mean?
So here before you is HK’s case that FDR was this brilliant leader who changed the course of the country more than anyone but Lincoln, taking his isolationist people into the recognition of the need of war.
“perspicacious”. How many of you looked that one up?
The analysis of the isolationists vs. interventionists, at beginning, is interesting. They basically agreed the Monroe Doctrine gave the US control over the western hemisphere and the League could not require the US to engage in any military type of activity outside of the west.
FDR here, is interestingly not compared to the Bismarcks and the Disraelis in Kissinger’s Realpolitik Hall of Fame. Why not?
You would do well to do a timeline here. The Quarantine speench, the Neutrality Acts. Anschulss with Austria, CZ… how does he react? What evidence does HK use to show FDR was really, by a certain time, clearly an interventionist? And why is he not (or is he?)apparently in HK’s “Realpolitik” Hall of Fame?