J. William Fulbright
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J. William Fulbright
We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means…
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he…
I’m sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he’d ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or…
We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.
What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact.
To be a statesman, you must first get elected.
The price of empire is America’s soul, and that price is too high.
There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues.
Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do…
As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.
In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper…
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and…
The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me to all the difficulties of political life.
There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long…
When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder…
I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of…
I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y…
There is an inevitable divergence between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.
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