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Bio William M. Boal holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has taught at Stanford, Ohio State University, and Iowa State University, and since 1995 at Drake University. His research is in labor economics, focusing on coal mining in the early twentieth century. In his spare time, he sings in the Drake University/Community Chorus. Picture of Bill Boal
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“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in [their] own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want … everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear … anywhere in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the [terrorists] seek to create with the crash of a bomb.”

--Franklin D. Roosevelt, The State of the Union, January 1941 (lightly edited).