I don't think there's any doubt that FDR's election represented a real break with the past - just look at reactions to him which are currently posted on FR if you have any doubts. And he was the best of the lot. Look who gained power in the rest of the world in response to the same pressures.
you, sir, are no liberal.
Well, I've been posting to this site - of my own free will and quite happily - for 4 years. And noone has asked me to leave or complained of my presence. Obviously, things are not as they seem to be.
Yeah, good point. Neville Chamberlain and Albert Lebrun, man, those two sure were pieces of work...