Sunday, July 3, 2022

Freedom from Fear

The Greatest Generation was moved to combat fascism by many impulses -- pragmatic as well as inspirational.  Perhaps no other call to commitment (for it wasn't purely just a call to arms) was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union address in 1941 -- a very different January 6th.

The Four Freedoms were:

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear.

He did not precisely stipulate Freedom from Fascism, but that was the collective upshot of the Four Freedoms.  Our greatest gift from the Greatest Generation was freedom from fascism.  

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday here in the United States, and with a view to the astounding loss of freedom and encroachment of fascism, I invite you to have a look at my book on specifically how the monster was battled in thought, in word, and in miles of film.  Hollywood Fights Fascism is available in print and eBook at a variety of online shops.  This week only, the eBook has been reduced to $1.99.

Relive, and celebrate, how evil was faced, discussed, dramatized...and fought. From inspirational home front movies to instructional films for military training made by Hollywood's First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU), classic films were the weapon.

The Greatest Generation received instruction, inspiration, and, of course, entertainment from a source that affected them perhaps even more than the greater technology of generations to follow: the movies.

Grap your copy here at Amazon,

and at this link for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and a variety of other online shops and libraries.

The sale ends next Sunday, July 10th.

Happy Independence Day to readers here in the United States!

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