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  •  Absolutely, FDR did define freedom both (3+ / 0-)
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    positively and negatively.

    The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy:

        Freedom of speech and expression
        Freedom of worship
        Freedom from want
        Freedom from fear

    His inclusion of the latter two freedoms went beyond the traditional US Constitutional values protected by its First Amendment, and endorsed a right to economic security and an internationalist view of foreign policy. They also anticipated what would become known decades later as the "human security" paradigm in social science and economic development.

    If I had more time, I would have found a better source; but what is important is his view on human security and freedoms both positive and negative.

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