What Roosevelt Thought: The Social and Political Ideas of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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RREFACE ROOSEVELT: A PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHERix
1 VISION OF THE ABUNDANT LIFE3
Religious Conviction
Divine Purpose, Free Will, and Progress
The Nature of Man
Basic Human Rights
The Good Life for Man
The Good Society
2 UNTO CAESAR WHAT IS CAESAR'S26
The Nature of the State
The Functions of Government
Comparative Political Systems: Dictatorship and Democracy
Faith in the Majority
Revolution and Political Stability
Government Policy Toward Radicals: The Communist Party

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Preface - Roosevelt: A Practical Philosopher ix
  • Contents xiii
  • 1 - Vision of the Abundant Life 3
  • 2 - Unto Unto Caesar What is Caesar's 26
  • 3 - Government and the Economy 45
  • 4 - A More Perfect Union: The American Constitutional System 75
  • 5 - The People's Choice: The Presidency 88
  • 6 - The Great Game of Politics 114
  • 7 - Truth and Citizenship 142
  • 8 - The Good Neighbor 158
  • 9 - Strategy for Survival 183
  • 10 - Roosevelt: Radical or Conservative? 206
  • Notes and Bibliography 215
  • Notes 217
  • Bibliographical Note 229
  • Index 235
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