In that speech FDR called for "a second Bill of Rights" and laid out a social agenda that the nation has not yet achieved. 41 The occasion of the 50th anniversary of the war has produced numerous conferences, exhibits, and publications that will provide all of us with new insights into the war period, and that is, of course, all to the good. But the primary task of the historians of the World War II home front is not just to examine what happened during the war but to relate those events more closely to what had gone before and to what has followed. By the end of the present decade, we ought to have a new perspective, not just on the war years but on the entire "age of Roosevelt." Any evaluation of the changes wrought by Roosevelt made without taking into account the wartime years of his presidency is, at best, incomplete. What this brief survey of bad news from the good war suggests is that not all of those changes were positive.