Study Guide to Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms"

  • FOREWORD: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE FOUR FREEDOMS | 09/28/05
    This 2005 booklet explores the George W. Bush administration's policies in the light of FDR's "Four Freedoms" and asks, "How are we measuring up?"
  • INTRODUCTION: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE FOUR FREEDOMS | 09/28/05 Author(s): William F. Felice This provocative booklet examines the foreign policy of the George W. Bush Administration in the light of FDR's Four Freedoms. Dr. Felice's introduction outlines the four freedoms and their roles as guiding principles.
  • FREEDOM OF SPEECH | 09/28/05 Author(s): Mary-Lea Cox This chapter in the "Four Freedoms" booklet discusses FRD's "freedom of speech" ideal in today's context. It also contains discussion questions and recommended resources.
  • FREEDOM OF WORSHIP | 09/28/05 Author(s): Mary-Lea Cox This chapter in the booklet "Four Freedoms" discusses America as a moral (and Christian) nation, the new threats to religious liberty, and growing religious diversity and extremism. It also contains discussion questions and recommended resources.
  • FREEDOM FROM WANT | 09/28/05 Author(s): Mary-Lea Cox This chapter in the booklet "Four Freedoms" discusses untold prosperity (for some), strategies to end world poverty, and whether it is "all talk and no action." It also contains discussion questions and recommended resources.
  • FREEDOM FROM FEAR | 09/28/05 Author(s): Mary-Lea Cox This chapter in the booklet "Four Freedoms" discusses a new security blueprint, revisions to the Geneva Conventions, and asks if Americans are still fearful. It also contains discussion questions and recommended resources.
This booklet was inspired by a four-part lecture series, America and the World: Ethical Dimensions to Power, held at Eckerd College during the 2004-2005 academic year.
The series was part of Eckerd's Presidential Events Series, the Carnegie Council, and the Col. Christian L. and Edna M. March International Relations Lecture Series.

Appendix A: FDR's Four Freedoms Speech

Appendix B: FDR's Economic Bill of Rights

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