03.04 Free from Fear. - 03.04 FREE FROM FEAR...

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03.04 FREE FROM FEAR Economic/Political Analysis Are the poor and the wealthy equally concerned about the “freedom from fear”? Compare and contrast both speeches to answer this question. When we look at The Four Freedoms speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt alongside the Welcoming Remarks by President Obama, we may see that they might produce slightly different answers to the same questions. The people who might have heard FDR’s speech were I believe all equally concerned at the threat the war posed, whether they were rich or poor. The people who heard Obama’s speech might have been slightly more insensitive to what ‘freedom from fear’ can really feel like when you live in fear. In FDR’s speech, he is addressing a people who stand with the dread of the war looming before them; a people who have only just recovered from the perils and hardships of the depression. In the depression these people saw everybody affected by the economy, not just the poor people but poor and rich alike.

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