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On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest and most powerful country on Earth. And, despite a powerful, reactionary opposition, the men and women of the Greatest Generation made America freer, more equal, and more democratic than ever before. Now, when all they fought for is under siege, we need to remember their full achievement, and, so armed, take up again the fight for the Four Freedoms.

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Harvey J. Kaye

Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. An award-winning author, Kaye has published fifteen books on history, politics, and ideas, contributed articles and essays to a diverse array of publications, including the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Salon.com, and Huffington Post, and appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including "Bill Moyers Journal," BookTV's "After Words," "Here and Now," and "The Thom Hartmann Show."

Born in New Jersey, Kaye received his B.A. at Rutgers (1971) , his M.A. at the University of London (1973) , and his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University (1976) . He is a member of the National Writers Union, AFT, and PEN, and an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer (2007-2013) . Kaye lives with his wife Lorna in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where they raised two daughters and root for the Packers. His newest book - The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great - was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.

Watch Harvey J Kaye on Bill Moyers Journal January 2008: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01182008/watch2.html
and again in June 2009: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/06122009/watch2.html

Watch Harvey J Kaye on Thom Hartmann's Conversations with Great Minds January 2011 http://www.conversationswithgreatminds.com/video/conversations-great-minds-professor-harvey-kaye-pt-1

Watch Harvey J Kaye on Moyers and Company April 2014

Watch Harvey J Kaye on MSNBC The Cycle

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