Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Roosevelt was actually not a socialist, he was from old money, but he did what was necessary to pull us out of the depression. We had a system that had an excess of capitalism before that, which would not work at getting us out of the depression.


He did not come from socialist roots and he never uttered the term itself but for all practical purposes, the things he did are indeed social democracy and a bit of democratic socialism, even if not credited as such.
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