This 1933 article by the political philosophy professor Max Ascoli (1898 - 1978) was quite probably written in response to a column that appeared in the May 11 issue of the Nazi newspaper, Völkischer Beobachter. The author embraced FDR's style of governance - believing him to be one of their own:
"What has transpired in the United States since President Roosevelt's inauguration is a clear signal of the start of a new era in the United States as well...[Roosevelt], too demands that collective good be put before individual self-interest. Many passages in his book [Looking Forward (1934)] could have been written by a National Socialist."
As the years unfolded, the Fascists of Europe would continue to write similar columns - but our article posted on the right argued that FDR was not a fascist.
A similar article can be read here...
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Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America,
Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939