Franklin D Roosevelt: The man who conquered fear

From The Independent:

Today, as the world faces an economic crisis that some believe is as grave as that of the Thirties, Roosevelt’s record in office is scanned and weighed by modern politicians, to discover whether his example has anything to teach them about how to climb back from the pit. The words of his inauguration speech on 4 March 1933 once more echo around the world: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror that paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

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