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Our friend James suggested us to visit the little Roosevelt Island: haven of peace between the Upper East Side and Queens.

The island ends up with the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, is a four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that celebrates the Four Freedoms speech he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address.

“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 his own way—everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—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 dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Burberry Prorsum trench coat
A.Testoni antique-like finishing oxford shoes

Next week will be back to Italy for two days. Why?
We’ll attend the re-opening cocktail party of A.Testoni boutique A.Testoni at 19 Via Montenapoleone – Milan.


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