painting by the American, Norman Rockwell, is one
of a set of four called "The Four Freedoms." This
one is entitled "Freedom of Speech." Here a citizen
is sharing his ideas at a public meeting -- without
fear or favour. The idea for the paintings came
from a speech in 1941 by the American President,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"We look forward to a world
founded upon four essential freedoms. The first
is freedom of expression – everywhere in the world.
The second is the freedom of every person to worship
God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The
third is freedom from want – everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear – everywhere in