THE BANKRUPTCY OF A POLICY
by WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLIN
Americahas lost the greatest of her presidents. The world has lost its greatest leader. In the face of so overwhelming a calamity, what is the use of words? . . .
Do we do well to sink under the flood of sorrow, unmindful of the Providence that gave us this man in our hour of greatest need and permitted him to remain with us until victory had become inevitable? What would the world be like today if we had not had Roosevelt? Under a less resolute president, Americamight not have entered the war or might have entered it too late. . . .
Few men have ever left behind them so much of themselves, so many forces that live on . . .
Roosevelt's figure in history will be one of unexampled splendor. He died at the zenith of his greatness, secure against the anticlimax of postwar confusions and negations.
-- ALVIN JOHNSON, "In Memory of Roosevelt," T he Clock of History, pp. 241-42.
Wherever men gather to honor the architects of their happiness, they will gratefully remember the work of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
-- BASIL RAUCH, Roosevelt from Munich to Pearl Harbor, p. 496.