American Exceptionalism and the Art of the Quid Pro Quo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is often seen as a great American hero. As our president, he lead the United States through our worst depression. Roosevelt directed our World War II War effort, defeating Hitler, making The United States The dominant world power.

Franklin Roosevelt also was a “realist”. He proposed and supported New Deal programs. They formalized segregated American housing and education. The racism we face today is most visible in these two areas.