Vox quotes Kaye as Clinton tries to channel FDR
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is going heavy on symbolism in choosing New York City’s Four Freedoms Park and Roosevelt Island for Saturday’s “relaunch” of her campaign. Analysts see benefits for HRC in channeling FDR’s reputation for being progressive at home, muscular abroad, concerned about the downtrodden, and a person of wealth and influence nonetheless capable of rallying against inequality. Harvey J. Kaye, UW-Green Bay professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, is quoted several times in a lengthy Jonathan Allen essay at the national political/opinion website Vox. Kaye, a Roosevelt scholar and the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, said “If anyone is going to try to redeem the memory and legacy of FDR, this is the moment to do it,” and opined that Clinton needs to emulate Roosevelt’s strength in mobilizing public opinion if she is to be successful.