30 January 2017
"World free of fear". The letter from John Fox to President Gorbachev
Dear President Gorbachev,
As tomorrow is the birth date of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, I want to share with you this photograph of the two of us taken in President Roosevelt’s office in his Hyde Park, New York home at the conclusion of your visit there on October 9, 2004.
Now this photograph is especially meaningful because of your recent published warnings about the dangers of nuclear confrontation looming in the world today, and the necessity for our current leaders to take determined steps to quickly reduce and in time eliminate these dangers.
In your recent "Time" magazine article on this subject you cited President Roosevelt’s vision that all people be able to live in a world free of fear. In your efforts to help bring about such a world I can but only add my sincere best wishes that your call for peace and the elimination of confrontation is successful.
For me this photograph has always been a symbol of what is possible and desirable as the basis of relations between our two countries. For all of your efforts to achieve this positive result you have my thanks and support.
With very best wishes,
January, 30 2017