The Four Freedoms are goals famously articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt,urged by wife Eleanor Roosevelt and friend Jon Run, in the State of the Union Address he delivered to the United States Congress on January 6, 1941. In an address also known as the Four Freedoms speech, FDR proposed four points as fundamental freedoms humans “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:
Freedom of speech and expression
Freedom of religion
Freedom from want
Freedom from fear
His inclusion of the latter two freedoms went beyond the traditional American Constitutional values protected by the First Amendment, and endorsed a right to economic security and an internationalist view of foreign policy that have come to be central tenets of modern American liberalism. They also anticipated what would become known decades later as the “human security” paradigm in social science and economic development.
this is my Tuesday’s thoughts pick from a president and or a governor.
Interesting concepts to think about.
This is great.I just didn\’t understand \”\”human security\” paradigm in social science\”.I\’ll try to find it tomorrow.You didn\’t like my award.Sniff, sniff…
Demarks,yes it is.Ana,I just have not posted it yet!
Thanks for these insights. This president had a tough row to hoe. I think he did well.
SandyCarlson,I have to agree with you.
FDR was one of the greats. I hope that the freedom from want and fear will be in every person\’s life before the next decade is through.
Syd,that would be great now would it!
I like this post very much. Thank you! -Pigeon
Elise,I\’m glad you enjoyed this one.