Franklin D. Roosevelt

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A response to the question posed by Getachew Begashaw, PHD By Biadeg Tesfaye For far too long, Ethiopia has been suffering from a vicious cycle of poverty in the midst of abundant natural resources, including large rivers like Abay, unable to reap its energy sources through its dream projects, such a...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, ...
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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By Fekadu A. Shibeshi University of Washington At the verge of the Second World War the then US president, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the 77th Congress with the historical presidential speech referred as the “four freedom speech.” The aim of the speech was to get the support of the...
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Mar 14th, 2012
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There have been many frauds of historic proportions — for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. In our own times, Bernie Madoff’s hoax has made hea...
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Feb 5th, 2012
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The real safeguard of democracy is education. –Franklin D. Roosevelt After a few hours of following the current debates between the Republican candidates for the presidency in America, I couldn’t resist the thought that “democracy” had become much less than promoted. Some Americans feel the Egyptian ...
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Jan 31st, 2012
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  “The Only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear” Aung San Sun Kyi. “Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished.” Mihaly Csiszentmihalyi The brutal Zenawi regime, through the courts it c...
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Mar 7th, 2011
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Eskinder Nega from Addis Ababa Dear Ato Meles Zenawi, Perhaps it is the jinx of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s unprecedented 12 years in office. He had after all controversially breached the unwritten code scrupulously respected by all Presidents after George Washington, America’s first President, who had r...