Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Chamberlain's visit to Hitler today may bring things to a head or may result in a temporary postponement of what looks to me like an inevitable conflict within the next five years.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. letter, Sept. 15, 1938, to William Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, p. 241, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).

On the possible vs. probable results of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's attempt at appeasement of Hitler at Munich. The President's real sentiments regarding Chamberlain's deal with Hitler were best expressed to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, who recorded that the President told him that the British Prime Minister "was interested in peace at any price if he could get away with it." Morgenthau Papers Diaries, Book 138, September 1, 1938, p. 34. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
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