Relevant Quote #25

(Skeeter Davis and Chet Atkins)

"We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did he say this? What's the context? Did he think this stuff up or was it just a thoghtful speach writer?

Anonymous said...

When did he say this? What's the context? Did he think this stuff up or was it just a thoughtful speach writer?

Tom Sutpen said...

A thoughtful speech writer, no doubt. This was said during a time when the Eisenhower administration publicly offered the world nothing but our good will, while its CIA was busily running nations through the shredder left and right. Sure, it got a whole lot worse under Kennedy, but it started under Ike.