chapter  2
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FDR’s Leadership before World War II: The Concept of Anticipatory Reaction

The enormous recent expansion of scholarly interest in the foreign policy of Franklin Roosevelt has highlighted the lack of consensus on his alignment of U.S . policy with that of those European nations facing Axis aggression. Analysis of Roosevelt's leadership style and his use of anticipatory reaction helps to explain the policies he formulated to prepare the nation for the growing fascist threat long before this danger was recognized by the public.