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Q and A with Waller R. Newell on Tyranny

“Stalin” by Isaak Brodsky, 1933.
Professor Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and a founder of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His most recent work is Tyranny: A History of Power, Injustice and Terror.*  First of all, how did you get interested in political philosophy?Read More »
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FDR's Four Freedoms Speech For the Classroom

The “Four Freedoms” in historical contextOn January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his annual State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress. At a time when Western Europe lay under Nazi domination and the United States had not yet entered the war, FDR boldly presented a “post-war” vision in which the American ideals of individual liberties were extended throughout the world. Alerting Congress and the nation to the necessity of war, Roosevelt made one of the most famous political formulations of the 20th century, announcing:Read More »
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