Axelrod’s Quotations of Franklin Roosevelt in ‘Nothing to Fear: Lessons in Leadership from FDR’

532 Words Feb 1st, 2018 2 Pages
Doesn’t matter the person, religion, or gender, people always seem to have an opinion on something. But, how do they express their opinions? Some do it in speeches, but sometimes, a person isn’t very talented or is incapable incoming up will the right words to express how they feel. This is where people start to quote other people. Axelrod was one of those people who liked to quote other people and he quotes and interprets a speech made Theodore Roosevelt. However Axelrod's quotes and points are often valid in his paper ‘Nothing to Fear: Lessons in Leadership from FDR’. Axelrod’s points are proved valid for three reasons: (1) Axelrod talks about Roosevelt had polio; (2) Axelrod quoted multiple sources to help the audience to further understand what Roosevelt was saying, (3) Axelrod use quotation in appropriate ways. In Axelrod’s essay ‘Nothing to Fear: Lessons in Leadership from FDR’ he talks about how Roosevelt had Polio. Polio is a disease that attacks the body, paralyzing it for life if not killing the contaminated. But why does Axelrod put that in his essay? It wasn't the fact that Theodore had polio that got Axelrod’s attention; it was what he did when he had Polio. Axelrod says (page 567), “He chose instead to understand polio, to see clearly the extent of his disability, and then to asses - also clearly - his opinions for overcoming that disability.” in this statement, Axelrod shows that, even though the President had…

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