Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

A nationally known advertising man wrote me the other day ... to suggest that we tell the truth, i.e., that we are not concerned with the affairs of the British Empire but are concerned with our own safety ... the integrity of our own continent, and the lives of our own children in the next generation. That, I think, is a pretty good line to take because it happens to be true, and it is on that line itself that we must, for ... purely selfish reasons, prevent at almost any hazard the Axis domination of the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. Letter, May 13, 1941, to Senator Josiah W. Bailey of North Carolina. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, pp. 366-367, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).

The President was absolutely convinced that Hitler was determined to destroy all foes and install his totalitarian system on the world. Everything America stood for was doomed by a Nazi victory and the President wanted to avoid this at all costs. For FDR fighting the Nazis was clearly a struggle of good vs. Evil.
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