Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must open our eyes and see that modern civilization has become so complex and the lives of civilized men so interwoven with the lives of other men in other countries as to make it impossible to be in this world and out of it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. From a campaign speech when FDR was running for Vice President in 1920. Nathan Miller, F.D.R.: An Intimate History, p. 173, Doubleday & Co. (1983).

This was an early illustration of Roosevelt's determination to oppose an insular foreign policy as advocated by the Republican isolationists.
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