Originally Posted by nitestalker
Locutus the American Nazi Socialist Party was very big before WWII. FDR was forced to accept more socialism then he wanted. FDR was afraid if he didn't accept communist Light the Reds would control America.
The Roots of socailism and the far left Democratic movement was hatched by FDR. Had FDR not died in office he would have ended the American Republic as invisioned by our Founding Fathers.
You're right about the NAZIs influence. Much of it was to counter the massive and growing communist influence
But progressivism actually goes back a ways from FDR.
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were the fathers of the American
Barnes and Noble has a book called "Theodore and Woodrow." It details the founding of the progressive movement in the USA. Both men were great admirers of the British "Fabian Society," a utopian socislist movement.