- Gebundene Ausgabe: 304 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (8. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1451691432
- ISBN-13: 978-1451691436
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 3 x 22,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 533.616 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 8. April 2014
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"No one has ever loved a nation more or spanked it harder for straying from its premise than Harvey Kaye. Read The Fight for the Four Freedoms. It contains the historical truths that will set America free." (Norman Lear, TV Writer-Producer; Founder People for the American Way)
"Harvey Kaye is the Indiana Jones of American historians. He claws his way into the past and returns with lost treasures. The Fight for the Four Freedoms is great history, as we've come to expect from Kaye. It tells a story that cannot be forgotten, of a visionary president and the generation he inspired to renew America and save the world. But it is, as well, a roadmap that can get this country off its long detour and back on the path FDR charted toward that freer, more equal and democratic America." (John Nichols, Washington Correspondent, The Nation)
“The Fight for The Four Freedoms reminds us that victory in World War II was measured not just in the defeat of America’s enemies, but also in securing the great progressive legacy of Franklin Roosevelt and the Greatest Generation: freedom from fear and want, freedom of speech and religion. As Kaye forcefully demonstrates, to safeguard, indeed broaden these freedoms is a challenge handed down to each later generation. This is a book by a patriot who invites his readers to share, to remember, to act and to be unafraid.” (William vanden Heuvel, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Founder and Chair Emeritus, The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute)
"Timely and inspiring" (Lynn Parramore, Senior Editor, AlterNet)
"Harvey Kaye has done it again. The Fight for the Four Freedoms reaches back into history - to Franklin Roosevelt's vision of a truly just and fair America - for inspiration about how we can re-imagine a progressive future. Just as he did with his important work on Thomas Paine, Kaye shows how the victories and defeats of the 1930s and 1940s - the struggle of our parents and grandparents - contain the bricks and straw for rebuilding democracy. Once again, he tells a spirited story written for you and me." (Bill Moyers)
"A spirited call to remember and act on the original progressive intent of Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms." (Kirkus)
“If you believe America desperately needs a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering and reviving the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died 69 years ago this week, is in order.” (Moyers & Company)
“[A] rousing and readable history cum manifesto….In Kaye’s fierce vision, the Four Freedoms are not only a corrective lens through which to assess recent American history but also a vital promise, an urgent challenge, and a way forward.” (Rachel Cox Washington Independent Review of Books.)
“Kaye’s book will stir its intended audience, while illustrating what astute politicians and historians recognize: Political struggle is as much a battle over our past as it is over our present and future.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“[A] marvelous history lesson.” (The Oklahoman)
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, an award-winning author of numerous books, including Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, and a repeat guest on radio and television programs such as To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Thom Hartmann Show, and Bill Moyers' Journal.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Depicting the battles that FDR so valiantly fought to make America’s “Greatest Generation” gain greater personal liberties and economic equality, Kaye shows us valiant political leadership in action in the post World War II period of the twentieth century. Tracing the decline of that vision and American promise from the Reagan administration in the 1980s through the current Obama administration (Kaye describes Obama as “not asking too much of America” but “asking too little”) Kaye examines the epic failure in today’s political process and elected leadership that has reduced overall financial security and individual freedoms for the general public.
Comparing the strides that FDR made for the country with the weak and anti-visionary maneuvers of recent presidencies, Kaye shows that the way out and upward for the population lies in our past, and that if don’t examine and augment the positive elements of that past, we are doomed to continue our current path of divergence from those Four Freedoms. This book is a must-read story of what we should all be fighting for today.
The history of the FDR administration and the manner in which the citizens - the "havenots" - embraced expansion of democratization in the face of "unadulterated greed" on the part of the "haves" is refreshing, but unfortunately not accepted by many in Congress as what needs to be done to bring our country back into balance. Our society - and it seen that way by outsiders - has taken a turn for the "worse" - back to the practices of the '20's & '30's. A new "peaceful" revolution, like Ghandi and M. L. King advocated needs to take place to return a healthy balance to our society. Consider the fact that many of the representatives in our Federal Legislature are millionaires - a fact, not a myth, tells us change is needed and NOW.