A recent issue of the New Republic includes a long review of a new book, FDR and the Jews, examining FDR's handling of Germany and the Holocaust, and finding that he did not do as well as he could have done but did well in difficult circumstances, "motivated primarily by a wish to address the great problems of the day in a manner that would sustain him and his party politically.".

Author:Mills, David
Position:WHILE WE'RE AT IT - Brief article
 
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A recent issue of the New Republic includes a long review of a new book, FDR and the Jews, examining FDR's handling of Germany and the Holocaust, and finding that he did not do as well as he could have done but did well in difficult circumstances, "motivated primarily by a wish to address the great problems of the day in a manner that would sustain him and his party politically." FDR was working, notes the reviewer, Ira Katznelson of Columbia, "in light of the order of his priorities, his perception of the political climate, and his navigation of conditions not of his choosing," including the political impossibility of changing American immigration policy.

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