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Defeating Terrorism through Global Prosperity

When Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill set forth the Allies World War II war aims in the Atlantic Charter, they talked about securing “economic advancement and social security” for the entire world. In his 1941 Inaugural Address, Roosevelt said that the world should be founded on four freedoms, including “freedom from want.” He called for global economic arrangements, which would secure for every nation “a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants.”