An interesting article on FDR's paralysis by Christopher Clausen in the Wilson Quarterly. Although it is universally believed that FDR went to great lengths to hide his inability to move without a wheelchair - I was taught this in school by my history teachers - it is false. Americans were fully informed about every detail of FDR's illness. The myth seems to have arisen because of our inability to believe that a cripple could have been elected President in the 1930s (it certainly could not happen in the television age).
logic is better than sex