Interesting quotes from a book I'm reading -- guess who the book's about.
"In our Nation today, we have still the continuing menace of a comparatively small number of people who honestly believe in their superior right to influence and direct government, and who are unable to see or unwilling to admit that the practices by which they maintain their privileges are harmful to the body politic."
"The cunning strategy of the plutocrats . . . was to convince the people that their true interest lay with the interests of big business . . . using 'an ancient strategy' whereby those who would want to exploit or dominate a people 'seek to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them.'"
So, who was the book about? The Roosevelts, that's who. Teddy, FDR, and Eleanor.
But the parallels between the times -- then and now -- are amazing. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
It's a fascinating (though not a quick) read.