Tag Archives: Franklin Roosevelt

The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Two

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2020 No analogy is perfect. Brokerage firms warn us that past performance is not a guarantee of future success. Similarly, while the rise to power of Adolf Hitler has much in common with Donald Trump’s, America … Continue reading

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Playing One on TV Doesn’t Make You a Real President

Alan Zendell, April 22, 2020 That’s what Trump biographer Michael d’Antonio implied in his op-ed today. It sounds like an attempt at dark humor, but the more you think about it the more profound it seems. Look at the evidence. … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Our Governors.

Alan Zendell, April 13, 2020 Our country and the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If this were a movie, serious actors would portray serious politicians consulting even more serious experts and pooling their resources. Politics would … Continue reading

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The Price of a Grandparent’s Life

Alan Zendell, March 24, 2020 Partisan politics is always suspended during a national emergency, isn’t it? We didn’t hear much partisan bickering on December 8, 1941 or September 12, 2001. Our nation had been attacked, and the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Can It Happen Here?

Alan Zendell, February 26, 2018 One of the nearly continuous lessons I learned growing up in post-World War Two New York, was that America was the strongest and most virtuous country on Earth. The idea that America was where the … Continue reading

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