“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Roosevelt
FDR’s famous quote, made during a bank panic in 1933, turned out to be both prophetic and ironic. In the weeks following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Oval Office must have resounded with the phrase, “the end justifies the means.” That would best describe the rationale for FDR’s internment of Japanese-Americans for the duration of WWII. The proclamation was a capitulation to the fear-mongering and racist sentiments of a country at war.
Fast forward to post 9/11 New York City and it seems likely a similar …