Could FDR’s Book Have Been Written by a Nazi?

“On May 11, 1933, the main Nazi newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, offered its commentary in an article with the headline ‘Roosevelt’s Dictatorial Recovery Measures.’ … ‘If not always in the same words,’ the paper wrote, ‘[Roosevelt], too, demands that collective good be put before self-interest. Many passages in his book Looking Forward could have been written by a National Socialist.’” — Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006), p. 19